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MVFR's press statement opposing Florida execution

Submitted by MVFR on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 17:28

The following statement was read at a press conference opposing the execution of Paul Howell who was sentenced to death in 1992 for the killing of Florida State Trooper Jimmy Fulford.  MVFR advocates for replacing the capital punishment system with alternatives that better address the harms caused by murder and that build safer communities. Murder victim family member Agnes Furey represented MVFR at the press conference.

Save the Dates: National Crime Victim's Rights Week and 3rd Annual NCVAN 5k run April 20-27, 2013

Submitted by MVFR on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 15:00

Founded in 1986, the North Carolina Victim Assistance Network (NCVAN) promotes the rights and needs of crime victims by educating North Carolina's citizens and public policy leaders about the devastating impact that crime has on our society.

Save the Dates! May 6-7 2013: Mothers In Charge National Conference on Violence Prevention and Behavioral Health

Submitted by MVFR on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 17:00

Following the tragic murder of her son Khaaliq Jabbar Johnson in 2001, Dorothy Johnson-Speight, MHS, LPC, founded Mothers in Charge, Inc. (MIC) along with other grieving mothers who had lost sons or daughters to violent crime.

MVFR Member, Kathy Dillon, Speaking on Saturday

Submitted by MVFR on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 15:13

On Saturday February 2nd MVFR Member, Kathy Dillon, will share about the tragic murder of her father – a state trooper killed in the line of duty when she was 14 years of age.  Kathy will tell her story as she speaks on opposition to the death penalty in the context of respect for the sanctity of life. The talk is part of a fundraiser dinner for Volusia County Right to Life.  Other respect for life issues will be discussed in addition to the death penalty.

Exciting news for the campaign to replace capital punishment in Arkansas!

Submitted by MVFR on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 19:37

This Wednesday, January 30, the Judiciary Committee of the Arkansas Senate will hold a hearing to examine the pros and cons of the death penalty. The Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (ACADP) is helping coordinate speakers who will tell our legislators why capital punishment is bad public policy for the state. This hearing is important for Arkansas and for the nation! Momentum for death penalty repeal is steadily growing. Last week, Governor Beebe announced he would sign a bill repealing the death penalty if one was presented to him by the General Assembly.

Death Penalty Repeal Events and News for Maryland and Delaware

Submitted by MVFR on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:34

MVFR Members and Supporters, We are excited to share with you big news of developments in Maryland and Delaware!  Our partners in both these states are making big strides in their efforts to replace the death penalty with responses to murder that better address the harms caused by violence and which keep communities safer in the first place. Please consider passing the information below to your friends and family members in Maryland and Delaware via email, Facebook, and Twitter.  Also, note ways that you can help from wherever you are.

Honoring David Kaczynski

Submitted by MVFR on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 21:38

Capital Punishment Committee of the NYC Bar and New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty honor David Kaczynski, on his retirement as NYADP's executive Director   Sunday, November 18, 2012 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 1133 Avenue of the Americas Between 43rd and 44th Streets Reception following David's remarks Hors D'oeuvres and Drinks Please reply by Wednesday, November 14, 2012 _______

CRJP 10th Anniversary Event

Submitted by MVFR on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 21:34

The Capital Restorative Justice Project presents our 10th Anniversary Annual December Event: After the Ice Storm: Supporting Families Touched by Murder and Promoting Restorative Justice from 2002-2012 Saturday, December 1, 2012 12PM-5:30 PM Blacknall Presbyterian Church 1902 Perry St, Durham, NC Lunch will be served, we will share in Healing Circles and there will be a screening of The Final Gift with a Q&A with the filmmaker. More information contact Leah or (919) 452-1283

Faithful Conversation

Submitted by MVFR on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 21:33

MVFR Co-Sponsors Faithful Conversation among Dallas Faith Leaders On December 4th, Dallas Faith Leaders and MVFR will convene a conversation about the death penalty.  The discussion takes place at Paul Quinn College at 7:00 PM.  Please plan to attend if you are in the area and spread the word among faith leaders in your community. RSVP below to attend. Location: Paul Quinn College, Grand Lounge, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas, TX 75241 The conversation will address: