Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Voices of Hope

This month, MVFHR board member Walt Everett is speaking at several events around Pennsylvania as part of the Voices of Hope, Agents of Change tour, which is sponsored by the ACLU, Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, the Pennsylvania Moratorium Coalition, and Witness to Innocence. Victims' family members, exonerated death row inmates, and other anti-death penalty activists comprise the tour. Andy Hoover, one of the primary organizers of the tour, is blogging about it here.

So far, the tour has gotten some good press. Here's a CBS story, which quotes Walt as saying, "We're hoping that people will begin to see that violence only breeds more violence and when the state becomes violent it only encourages other people to be violent as well." And here's a newspaper article that describes the tour and two events with Walt and with exonerated death row inmate Harold Wilson.

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