The state of Pennsylvania is back in the killing business. The first execution in 50 years of a non-volunteer is scheduled for November 8, 2012 at 7 PM. Please stand with us outside the death house on the evening of Michael Hubert's execution. The vigil will take place regardless of weather. Be sure to bring layers of clothing and, if rain is predicted, umbrellas.
If you can, bring several
candles as symbols of shining a light of hope for ending the death
penalty in Pennsylvania and throughout the world. You may also want to
bring a folding chair and some snacks to share. There is no parking
on the road outside the prison so we will be relying on shuttle service
by the generous Penn State students using their personal vehicles. Please park in the mall and look for a group of vehicles which will be clearly marked with signs calling for abolition of the death penalty. More details and a map of the exact location in the parking lot will be posted here at least one week before the execution.
Please spread the word far and wide about this vigil and encourage everyone to join us. Pennsylvania must be shown that we do not want the state to kill in our names. Invited speakers will include leaders of Amnesty International, Pennsylvania Prison Society, murder victims' family members, faith leaders, and representatives from other organizations. If your organization is interested in this speaking opportunity, please let me know so that we can work out the details/logistics.
Yours in Solidarity and Hope,