Opportunity for Matching Funds

One of our members has committed $500 in matching funds. Whatever you contribute will be matched up to $500. This is a great time to contribute to our efforts to end the death penalty in California and in the United States.  All contributions are fully deductible.

Letter from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, U.S. Apostolic Nuncio

May 14, 2015


The Death Penalty Ends in Nebraska



Why death penalty is dying a slow death

—George F. Will, San Jose Mercury News, Thursday, May 21, 2015, page A17



Marty Stroud, Prosecutor Who Put Innocent Man on Death Row: ‘Whole System Is Fatally Flawed’

Huffington Post Crime, April 1, 2015



Pope: Death Penalty Represents ‘Failure,’ Fosters Vengeance

—Frances D’Emilio, Associated press, March 20, 2015



Editorial: Catholic publications call for end to capital punishment

New Organization Formed to Oppose the Death Penalty


Mission Statement:  We, Clergy Against State Executions, (brothers and sisters) come together to empower California’s diverse faith communities to end the death penalty through advocacy, education and prayer.


Pope Francis calls for the end of the death penalty as well as the practice of sentencing people to life without possibility of parole, “the hidden death penalty.”!!!


 Rally at California Supreme Court

On October 10th, 2014 the San Francisco Bay Area CPF Chapter led a rally at the Supreme Court Building in San Francisco, California. This group focussed on the injustice of executing the mentally ill.


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World Day Against the Death Penalty

On October 5th, 2014, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of CPF observed WORLD DAY AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY by hosting a demonstration on Lytton Plaza in Palo Alto California. Speakers included Father River Damien Sims, Rick Walker, an exoneree released from San Quentin’s death row, Mary Kay Raftery, mother of a murder victim (pictured below) and Gerard McGuire with California People of Faith.

Chris Lundin and the Raging Grannies provided musical entertainment. For more pictures, see Local Chapter Action page.

Mother of murder victim.