The National Death Penalty Abolition Movement & Role of Virginia

May 19, 2020

This was the first in a series of Abolition University education sessions for VADP supporters. This event focused on the National Death Penalty Abolition Movement and the Role of Virginia.

Two prominent national abolition leaders joined VADP staff members Michael Stone and Dale Brumfield for this session:

  • Laura Porter, Executive Director at the Eighth Amendment Project
  • Sarah Craft, Death Penalty Program Director for Equal Justice USA

They shared the national death penalty abolition strategy, the recent abolition victory in Colorado, developments in other states, and key messages that seem to resonate with state legislative leaders.

VADP staff members then discussed progress made in Virginia over the past few years and prospects for abolition of capital punishment in the coming year.
This panel also answered questions from participants in this one hour online session.

Enjoy the video and let us know if you have any questions.

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Insider Update: April 17, 2020

VADP is committed to keeping supporters like you up to date despite the COVID-19 virus forcing us to stay at home.

These resource people participated in a recent one-hour video “Insider Update” online session:

  • George White, a murder victim family member wrongly convicted of his wife’s homicide;
  • David Bruck, Washington & Lee Law Professor and Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse Director;
  • Virginia Podboy, VADP legislative representative; and
  • Dale Brumfield, VADP Field Director.

They gave an update on current death row cases and scheduled capital prosecutions, reviewed the results of the recent session of the Virginia General Assembly, discussed how COVID-19 has impacted our work and future plans, and answered questions from participants.

Enjoy the video and let us know if you have any questions.