Monday, March 03, 2008


Another Write-a-thon Success Story

All over the state, citizens of Tennessee gathered to celebrate International Death Penalty Abolition Day on March 1, marking the date in 1847 when the state of Michigan officially became the first English-speaking territory in the world to abolish capital punishment. Write-a-thons were held in Memphis, Sewanee, and Nashville. Knoxville will be holding their event on March 5th. Writers gathered in local coffee shops, at Memphis Theological Seminary, and at Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville to make their voices heard.
As of last count, nearly 150 letters had been written, with more on the way. These letters are a critical tool in sharing our concerns about the the fairness and accuracy of Tennessee's death penalty. When constituents take the time to hand write a letter, legislators pay attention!
If you didn't get a chance to attend one of the write-a-thons, sample letters will be posted on the tcask website this week for you to use as a model for your own letters. It only take a few minutes to make a big difference. Grab a pen and paper and change the state of Tennessee for the better!

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