Webinar: Repealing Ohio’s Death Penalty Once And For All

April 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

During Ohio’s lame duck session, legislation to prohibit the death penalty for those with “serious mental illness” finally passed. Ohio has not carried out an execution since July 2018. In fact, Governor DeWine entered his first term with seven scheduled executions and reprieved all of them. Public opinion is souring due to Ohio’s history of botched executions. Ohio’s not alone – a Gallop Poll found the majority of Americans now support life in prison (60%) over the death penalty (36%). Additionally, we know that Ohio’s use of the death penalty is part of an ongoing pattern of racial injustice. While Black and Brown people total less than 15% of Ohio’s population, they make up 58% of Ohio’s death row, 33% of those executed and 66% of those exonerated. When Ohio executions have taken place, 75% of the time it has involved a white victim. Join us for a conversation on why it’s time to repeal the death penalty once and for all and how you can join the fight.