EXCITING EVENTS AND DEVELOPMENTS!
Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda has filed HB 4011 “Death Penalty” in the Florida Legislature to end the use of the Death Penalty. This bill MUST have a Florida Senate sponsor to move forward. Please contact your Florida State Senator and ask them to sponsor a companion bill in the Senate. Please contact your Florida Representative and ask them to co-sponsor HB 4011 and contact Rep. Rehwinkel Vasilinda and thank her for sponsoring HB 4011.
Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda
Phone: (850) 717-5009
Gov. Rick Scott has scheduled the execution of Darius Kimbrough for Tuesday, November 12 at 6pm ET and Askari Muhammad, aka Thomas Knight, for December 3.
Please TAKE ACTION!!! Contact Governor Rick Scott and ask him to convene the Board of Executive Clemency to commute the death sentences of Darius Kimbrough and Askari Muhammad, aka Thomas Knight, to Life in Prison Without Parole. Tell Governor Scott to STOP SIGNING DEATH WARRANTS. Your calls and emails are counted.
Gov. Rick Scott – Phone: 850-488-7146
Friends: MARK YOUR CALENDARS – November events for Florida’s Death Penalty awareness. FADP is involved in planning, organizing, and carrying out many events and coalition efforts, including those that do not bear the FADP name. Our goal is for these events to happen and for them to be successful. Please support FADP and participate, attend, and share the news of upcoming educational, awareness, and action-oriented events. For assistance in planning, organizing, and holding successful events in your area, please contact FADP for help and PLEASE don’t forget to help FADP! Best Regards — Mark
FLORIDA DEATH ROW EXONEREES TO SPEAK IN GAINESVILLE Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (GCADP) is hosting Seth Penalver and Herman Lindsey of Witness to Innocence for 2 community events on Nov 2 and 3, 2013. These men were wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death and spent 18 and 3 years, respectively, on Death Row in Florida before proving their innocence and gaining release. The public is invited to come hear their stories. Refreshments provided.
Sat, Nov 2, at 3:30 pm in the library at St Augustine’s Catholic Church and Student Center, 1738 W University Ave. Parking is available in the lot behind the Church.
Sun, Nov 3 at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Mennonite Meeting House, 1236 NW 18th Ave (across from Gainesville High School, additional parking available at Wells Fargo and PNC banks)
FMI: Miriam Elliott, Co-Coordinator GCADP (352)378-1690
AMNESTY INTERNATIONA’S FIRST ANNUAL FISH FRY FOR FAIR JUSTICE IN FLORIDA
The University Club of Winter Park 841 N. Park Ave. Friday, November 15 from 6pm to 9pm.
Dinner is $15 for general admission & $10 for students. Catering by John Michael Weddings and Special Events. Guests will include:
Juan Melendez – Exonerated Florida Death Row Survivor, “Witness to Innocence”
SueZann Bosler – Murder Victim Family Member, “Journey of Hope”
Mark Elliott – Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, “FADP”
Alicia Koutsoulieris – Amnesty International Florida Death Penalty Abolition Campaigner
Please RSVP by Nov. 11 by emailing or calling Alicia Koutsoulieris at email@example.com or 407-719-7285. You may also RSVP by going to www.AmnestyOrlando.org/events and making a secure payment via PayPal.
HOLIDAY CARD SIGNING. Many of those on Death Row never receive visitors and rarely receive any mail. Each year Tallahassee Citizens Against the Death Penalty, TCADP signs holiday cards which are given to every person on Florida’s Death Row – now more than 400. Please come by the home of Nancy Smith Fichter and Robert Fichter at 710 Waverly Road in Tallahassee and sign as many cards as you can. They will be hosting on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m . to 1 p.m. and Sunday, November 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FMI: Sheila Meehan, TCADP Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
FADP is an all-volunteer coalition. Please help us with the basic, essential cost of doing this work.
It is not about what those on Death Row may have done, it’s about US and what WE do.
Please visit and “Like” FADP’s Facebook page, the Justice4Jacksonville Coalition Facebook page and the Amnesty International Florida Death Penalty Abolition Campaign Facebook Page.
Shine the light,
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, fadp.org
P.O. Box 82943
Tampa, FL 33682