Sat., Feb. 9: (OH) Statewide Rally against the Death Penalty & the Execution of John Byrd

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Fri Feb 8 12:12:23 MST 2002


Saturday, February 9
The Ohioans to Stop Executions Statewide Rally against the Death Penalty
"John Byrd, possibly an innocent man, is scheduled to be executed by
the state of Ohio at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19  -- the third
anniversary of the execution of Wilford Berry."
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: in front of the Governor's Mansion (358 N. Parkview St., Bexley)
Directions to the Governor's Mansion: The Governor's Mansion is
located at 358 N. Parkview St. (at the corner of Parkview and
Maryland) in Bexley, a suburb of Columbus.  Travel east on Broad St.
from downtown Columbus or take the Broad St. exit from I71 North.
Traveling east on Broad, turn left (north) on Parkview.  The mansion
is on the right-hand corner of Parkview and Maryland.  On street
parking is available.
Contact Info: Ohioans To Stop Executions, 9 East Long Street, Suite
201, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-560-0654 | Fax: 614-224-7150 | Homepage: www.otse.org

Vigils & Other Actions against the Death Penalty & the John Byrd Execution

1. A peaceful presence at the Riffe Tower (at State & High Streets,
across from the Statehouse) to protest the death penalty and,
specifically, the execution of John Byrd (2/19) -- every Wednesday
and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Please try to join Gary
Witte and others with signs and/or handouts.  The demonstrations will
last throughout the lunch hour.  For more information, call 443-6044.

2. Join peaceful vigils at the Governor's Mansion (358 N. Parkview)
every Friday 6-7:30 p.m. and _daily beginning on Feb. 10_.  The
Governor's Mansion is located at 358 N. Parkview St. (corner of
Parkview and Maryland) in Bexley, a suburb of Columbus.  Travel east
on Broad St. from downtown Columbus or take the Broad St. exit from
I71 North.  Traveling east on Broad, turn left (north) on Parkview.
The mansion is on the right-hand corner of Parkview and Maryland.  On
street parking is available.

3. Calls to Governor Taft asking for clemency for John Byrd
throughout the week of February 11.  Phone 614-466-3555.  Please ask
everyone you know to make a call during this week.  Those who wish to
do so are also invited to fast for one or more days during this
period.

4. Execution Vigils (if necessary): At both Lucasville prison and at
the Statehouse (on the west side, near the McKinley statue) starting
at 8:30 a.m. through time of execution on Feb 19.  (For more
information on the Lucasville Vigil, go to
<http://www.otse.org/lucasville.html>).  For the religious community,
there is a prayer vigil at Trinity Episcopal (Broad and Third) across
from the Statehouse starting at 8:00 am on the 19th.  There will be
vigils around the state at various times on February 18 and 19 as
well.

For more info about John Byrd, go to
<http://www.acluohio.org/issues/death_penalty/death_penalty.htm>;
<http://www.columbusalive.com/2001/20010906/090601/09060104.html>;
<http://www.columbusalive.com/2001/20010913/091301/09130103.html>;
<http://www.truthinjustice.org/request-denied.htm>;
<http://www.truthinjustice.org/byrd.htm>;
<http://www.pan-ohio.org/case_of_john_byrd.htm>.
--
Yoshie

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