Friday, June 24, 2005

All out for the Annual Fast & Vigil!

Every year around this time people come to Washington, D.C. for the Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty. The event begins Wednesday, June 29 and ends Saturday, July 2. June 29 is the 33rd anniversary of Furman v. Georgia, in which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down existing death penalty statutes. July 2 is the 29th anniversary of Gregg. v. Georgia, in which the Supreme Court allowed executions to resume.

Since that time there have been 972 executions in the U.S., including 28 this year (as of this week.)

To learn more about the Fast & Vigil and to see a schedule of events, go here.

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