Friday, March 02, 2007

 

Letters Galore!


The Nashville TCASK Chapter held a terrific write-a-thon yesterday evening. On a dark and stormy night, 20 committed activists, some long time TCASK stalwarts and some first-tie participants, gathered at Fido's (a fun coffee shop for anyone who is looking) and produced more than 60 hand written letters to state policy makers calling for fairness and accuracy in our death penalty system. Policy-makers heard from their constituents' own pens the need to support legislation for a complete study of the death penalty system and a moratorium on executions until such a study can be completed!

And it wasn't just in Nashville. In Sewanee, a first time write-a-thon site, 8 writers alerted their elected officials of the need for a study! TCASK write-a-thons were also held in Memphis, Jackson, Murfreesboro, Crossville, and Knoxville! Not to mention satellite events at several churches and schools.

And, of course, we're not done. If you didn't get a chance to join a write-a-thon last night, this weekend would be a great time to sit down and write to your State Senator and Representative. You can find them, with your 9 digit zip code here. Then tell them:

For more tips, legislator specific info, or sample letters just email alex@tcask.org or give us a call at (615) 256-3906.

And check out the awesome pictures of last night's event taken by Harry Simpson, TCASK's resident photographer here.


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