The efforts of thousands of people of faith statewide ensured that death penalty abolition,
Justice That Works
, will be on the November 2016 ballot.
As we await the actual initiative number from the California Secretary of State,
CADPSC remains grateful for both your prayers and for
your participation in signature gathering campaigns.
As you know, our Holy Father has repeatedly called for an end to the death penalty.
to the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty was strong, and affirms our resolve to end state-sponsored executions in
California during this Year of Mercy. The complete text of his speech is listed below.
We need your help.
In November 2012, California failed to abolish the death penalty by 3%. Exit polls showed that Latino Catholics in Los Angeles were not as strong in opposing the death penalty as had been expected, although younger women of color,
fearing the execution of the innocent, were the strongest supporters.
As a project of St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care,
CADPSC embraces our bishops’ pastoral,
Can you help us in this next phase of the campaign?
We can provide
training sessions for voter registration volunteers
in the the next few weeks if needed. We currently have a training session planned on
Saturday, July 16th at St Camillus Center.
We are looking for dedicated people who are open to helping us and
recruiting others to advance a culture of life by
abolishing state-sponsored executions in keeping with Catholic social teaching.
The deadline to register to vote is October 24.
These parish liaisons will assist us in answering the call of Pope Francis and his predecessor, Saint John Paul II, in abolishing the death penalty.
We can do it! Si Se Puede!