DCODP Monthly Meeting Monday, April 24, 2017

It will require all of our actions to keep the death penalty from being reinstated in the Delaware Legislature. Please attend our next meeting to find out the crucial role that you can play in keeping Delaware Death Penalty Free! We will meet at 5:30 pm in the Wilmington Friends Meeting Social Room, 401 N. West Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. All are welcome.

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No Death Penalty! Letter to the Editor Training Event


Hosted by Delaware United and Delaware Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty

Sunday, April 23rd from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Newark Natural Foods, 230 E. Main St, Newark, DE 19711 (in the Newark Shopping Center). Free parking.

We are doing a group “Letter to the Editor” writing event to help educate readers on why the death penalty is wrong for Delaware.

Don’t know how to write a great letter to the editor? You can simply learn by doing! We will have a short presentation so you can learn what makes a good letter, and see some quality examples. Then, you can write your letter, get it proofread, get information to include in your letter, enjoy some pizza, and send your letter to the major Delaware publications.

Please bring a laptop if you have one!!!!

2016 DCODP Annual Meeting – Monday, Nov 14th, 2016

Delaware Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty

2016 Annual Meeting

Join us for a short business meeting followed by a presentation:

Capital Punishment in Delaware: Reviewing Past Legislation and Creating a Path Forward

 DCODP will present awards to former Senator Karen Peterson, Senator Gary Simpson, and Representative Sean Lynn

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Karen Peterson retired from the Senate on October 31st, 2016, after fourteen years of service. She has received numerous awards during her forty-two years of government service for her work on open government, criminal justice, child protection, and animal welfare. She was the primary sponsor of legislation to repeal Delaware’s death penalty. She ably shepherded death penalty repeal bills Senate Bill 19 in 2013 and Senate Bill 40 in 2015 to success in the state Senate.

 

Monday, November 14th, 2016

7:00 Business Meeting

7:30 Speaker

Kirkwood Library, 6000 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808

The annual meeting is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be provided.

Delaware Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty is a restorative justice project of Pacem in Terris. For more information, call 302-379-0488 or visit www.enddeathpenaltyde.org.

Keep Delaware DP-Free Strategy Meeting

On 8/2/16, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that Delaware’s death penalty statute was unconstitutional. Shortly afterward 15 legislators promised to introduce legislation to bring back the death penalty. Join us for a Strategy Meeting to keep Delaware free of the death penalty. Park in the parking lot on the 5th Street side or on the street. Ring the doorbell at the West Street entrance. All are welcome!

Monday, September 26 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Wilmington Friends Meeting House, 1st floor Social Room, 401 N. West St, Wilmington, DE 19801

SILENT VIGIL at DE SUPREME COURT 6/15 at 9:30 am

This Wednesday, June 15th at 9:30 am, the Delaware Supreme Court will hear final oral arguments in preparation for deciding whether Delaware’s death penalty violates federal Constitutional standards.

Join us as we gather at 9:30 am in silence on the Green across from the Delaware Supreme Court, 55 The Green, Dover, DE 19901.

If you want to sit inside to hear the arguments, plan to be there by 8:30am as there is limited seating inside. Anyone entering the courthouse is asked to refrain from wearing pins, t-shirts, or other insignia related to their position on the death penalty.

If you cannot attend, you can follow the events on DE Supreme Court livestream video.

For further information on the arguments, go to DE Supreme Court Oral Arguments Rauf v State.