Use the chart above to identify whether you should contact your state’s governor or your state’s Pardon and Parole Board. Google their contact information and use the script below to call/write their office.

Use the chart above to identify whether you should contact your state’s governor or your state’s Pardon and Parole Board. Google their contact information and use the script below to call/write their office.

Sample Script to call:
I am calling to bring your attention to the upcoming execution of ___________.
I urgently request that you commute his/her death sentence on the basis that his/her execution would be in violation of the 8th amendment as the death penalty constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. I do not want a life to be taken in my name. Given the trends of factual innocence, racial bias and arbitrariness in the death penalty’s implementation, I don’t see a valid reason to utilize this form of punishment any longer. Thank you in advance for your time on this important and urgent matter. (state your name and where you are a constituent).
 
Sample Email:
Dear ____,
 
My name is ______ and I am a resident of ______. I write to you at this time out of deep concern for the upcoming execution of _____. I urgently request that you commute his/her death sentence on the basis that his/her execution would be in violation of the 8th amendment as the death penalty constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. I do not want a life to be taken in my name. Given the trends of factual innocence, racial bias and arbitrariness in the death penalty’s implementation, I don’t see a valid reason to utilize this form of punishment any longer.

Thank you in advance for your time on this important and urgent matter, I am respectfully,

(sign your name and where you are a constituent).