NYC ACTION: Day of Outrage for Troy Davis 5pm TODAY 9/22
22.09.2011 § Leave a comment
Day of Outrage for Troy Davis
Thursday, September 22 · 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Union Square
- Group that called the action:
- Campaign to END the Death Penalty-NYC Branch
We are the New York City chapter of the Campaign to END the Death Penalty (CEDP). CEDP NYC is a Harlem-based group dedicated to abolishing the death penalty and winning justice for those on death row in states all across the country. We encourage all students and community members to join us in rallying, marching, and organizing to achieve these goals.
CEDP is a national organization dedicated to the grassroots struggle for abolition, built upon the philosophy that death-row inmates and their family members must be at the center of fighting to abolish the death penalty. Our opposition to the death penalty is based on 5 main principles:
1. The death penalty is racist.
2. The death penalty punishes the poor.
3. The death penalty condemns the innocent to die.
4. The death penalty is not a deterrent to violent crime.
5. The death penalty is “cruel and unusual punishment”.
However, the CEDP is more than just a death penalty abolition group. We fight for all prisoners in the struggle against the severly unjust criminal-justice system. Those who have a Life Without Parole(LWOP) sentence, face death by imprisonment. We oppose ALL harsh sentencing and collaborate with struggles to take on the US incarceration nation.
Check out our website: