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July 19, 2007

2007.07.19: Stop the Execution of Kenneth Foster!!!

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 11:59 am

From: Rebecca L Kurti
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 11:59 AM
To: 1199 Members
Subject: Stop the Execution of Kenneth Foster!!!


The CEDP and other abolitionists are reaching out to as many groups and individuals as possible to urge them to please post the announcement below to any lists that they are on, and to encourage their members to come to the community forum on July 26th.  Would it be possible for you to circulate this?  We are trying to step up the fight to save Kenneth, a fight that needs as much support as possible.

Thank you.  Onwards to abilition!


Campaign to End the Death Penalty


The State of Texas intends to execute Kenneth Foster on August 30th.  Unlike any other state in this country, Texas utilizes a unique statutewhich allows the State to subject a person to death even though he did not kill, intend to kill, help or encourage anyone to do so.  It’s called the Law of Parties, and because of it, Kenneth is languishing on death row, found guilty of a murder that he did not committ.

From death row, Kenneth is asking for out HELP!  On July 20th, there will be a National Day of Action to support the fight for his life.  We’re asking everybody to e-mail, fax, or call GOVERNOR PERRY’S OFFICE.

Phone: (512) 463-1782

Fax: (512) 463-1849

E-mail: send a message from the governor’s website __________________________________________________________________________

Here is NYC, the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and the Welfare Poets are holding a Community Forum on Thursday, July 26th @ 7.00pm to talk about what we can do to save Kenneth’s life.  Guest speakers include the Hip-Hop Poetry Collective The Welfare Poets and R.E.A.C. Hip-Hop Coalition founder Rosa Clemente.  We invite everyone to come to St. Mary’s Church (521 West 126th Street b/t Broadway and Amsterdam in Harlem) to talk about how we can FIGHT FOR KENNETH’S LIFE!

For more information on the case, go to

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