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December, 2005



why persistence and longevity matter…


ever been in “that place” where you wondering if in opposing the death penalty you’re playing out the role of don quixote???

many of “us” have – first you have to admit it … good, good … and then you can begin to heal …

and there would, then, be those mornings where you just don’t “feel the love,” feel cynical, maybe your heart has hardened, or maybe the existential buzz is gone and you just need to feel like you’re getting somewhere …

totally understandable … but, you musn’t give in to those impulses … here’s why …

well first the obvious – we need you! … organizers need activists who can become organizers who can mobilize activists … who can become organizers (tell me stop when you see the pattern emerging)…

but less obviously your persistence, your marathon approach, will pay dividends … how do i know???

k’, fair enuf … just yesterday i received a call from the news director at a clearchannel owned a.m. station which also happens to have a news department that sends statewide feeds to small community stations’ news departments across the state – every hour on the hour…

why’d he call you ask??? – that’s an astute question – lemme tell you – because we’re here, we’ve been here, and he knows we’re going to be here until we work ourselves out of a job … we didn’t send out a press release; there was no recent local news story that put the death penalty on his radar; there was no reason …

except that he was looking ahead to the january legislative session, he knew that we had pursued moratorium and study legislation in the past, and he wanted to know whether or not we would be pushing legislation next session and if so, how would we get the attention of legislators???

it opened the door to lay out our 3 year legislative plan, how we were doing the work, traveling to legislative districts, identifying local activists, training them to be local organizers, and building a grassroots network capable of flexing some political muscle 2-3 years out… and to talk about the potential for a schizophrenic (paranoid type) to be executed in february…

so we may or may not have gotten a particular message onto the airwaves (i can’t monitor their news casts from here) but we did continue to educate an important media point person and reinforce our importance and our utility as the go-to place for death penalty information and analysis…

and that’s because we have been persistent … we have tenaciously hung on when times were lean … when it appeared that windmills were all we were doing battle with …

our time is a-coming … the environment has shifted and as a movement we have matured and managed to learn what we need to be doing day-to-day to be ready to take advantage of opportunities when they arise …

so remember this now or hear me later … persistence and longevity matter…

peace out…

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counting blessings rather than sheep…

it could be said that this is a short scripted tale of whether the cup is perceived as half empty or half full … in fact we know that it is both, the metaphor simply identifies if one is generally an optimist or a pessimist…

as for organizing – i sit here on christmas day and channukah eve pondering which it shall be …

on the empty side there is the fact that my e-mail program crashed last week and i have, at least temporarily, lost all of my unanswered in-box e-mails as well as all of my archived folders and their contents… i will be able to recover them but it will take a full day of tedious work next week to reconstruct everything …

on the full side – and this is SO poignant – are the people who are working with me to end this stupid, damnnable thing we call capital punishment … my board chair amy who is just a godsend (ironic considering i’m an agnostic myself); my co-worker alex who at 22 is just so much smarter and energetic than i am at 48; james and wright our technical and image gurus who do more than i manage to grasp to make us in-the-know, attractive, and interesting; lawyers such as dana, steve, chris, and brad who have watched our process of maturation and embraced our efforts; my national consultants and strategic gurus shari, peter, kristin, sue, diann, brenda, dick, and my state peers steve, celeste, david, stephanie; our major donors such as mary, patrick, fredric, and sally; and so many local volunteers that this blog would never end if i even began to list them (THANK YOU all, each and every one)…

i could be counting sheep in an effort to sleep through the moments of tedium and frustration but these are all such human moments and experiences that in the end they both compliment and set off moments of sheer exhuberance and inspiration…

so instead i am focusing my heart and mind on those blessings that enabled me to nurture an environment, a structure, a vision that has gifted me with the memorable and fleeting moments to interact with and come to know people who are both passionate about the struggle and not afraid to win…

here’s a holiday toast to mutual aid and winning – cheers!

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thank you 1000% !!!

tcask launched it’s blog october 31st immediately upon returning from the annual ncadp conference held this year in austin, tx

as of this morning the on the road to abolition organizing journal has seen a 1000% increase in traffic over the month of november …

that’s phenomenal!!! – thanks for stopping in to check out our personalized roadmap to the end of executions in tennessee – you visitors rock our little southern world…

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tis’ the season of “on a wing and a prayer”

2005 has been a break through year for the death penalty abolition movement here in tennessee … and i hope that other southern state organizations can take note…

i came on 5 years ago (december 2000) and have spent that time, working alone – really alone, re-tooling and rebuilding an existing statewide organization from an emotional outlet through which passionate individuals can oppose individual executions into a professional organization that, when opportunities either present themselves and/or are created, can effectively educate, organize, and mobilize individuals with diverse sets of often complicated motivations and change state public policy regarding capital punishment …

in other words – abolish the damn death penalty

and we are going to do it in tennessee – tennessee will be the first southern state to do the deedand we will celebrate like you won’t believe

and we’ll do it because now that the organizational foundation has been laid we are building the capacity to carry out the step by step tasks to achieve the mission…

case in point – we added alex to the staff as a jesuit volunteer and his commitment and passion has led him to commit to a second year as a full-time traveling organizer, at poverty level wages … and our grassroots productivity has SOARED under his hard work, experiential insight, and and keen skillset…

…and tcask will add another jesuit volunteer in august of 2006, another full-time traveling organizer in july or august 2006, and a 1/2 time intern from a masters level social work program … that’ll be 4.5 staffers, up from 1, while barely doubling our annual budget (which is and will remain lean enough to be seen only through smoke and mirrors)…

i read that and it’s impressive…

but here’s the rub and the whole bit about the “wing and the prayer” – you remember the wing and the prayer doncha’??? … i mentioned it way back in the title and then took you on a ride that appeared to lead away from rather than to the subject at hand – uh, yeah, “tis’ the season of on a wing and a prayer…”

tennessee is looking at a funding gap between late february/early march through mid-june … and we need to raise $28,000 in short order to cover that gap…

and that sounds daunting…

yet i remain confident that we will attract the funding because we have consulted, built relationships inside and outside the state, demonstrated savvy, laid the groundwork, and built up an impressive structure whose funding will soon catch up with its imagination, its vision, and the blood, sweat, and tears that has been unselfishly poured into a belief that the state has neither the insight nor the moral history to decide who lives and who dies as an outcome of taxpayer financed public policy…

so we end the year looking at that financial chasm and continue working knowing that on a wing and a prayer tcask will survive, tcask will continue its work uninterrupted, that those with the capital will recognize our strength and make sure we move forward to end the punishment…

oh yeah, so if you know persons unknown to us that want to make a sound tax deductible investment in a venture guaranteed to trigger the fall of capital punishment in this country make sure they contact us through our web site, our e-mail, snail mail, or by phone

peace out and happy holidays from the tennessee dude…

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On Personal Relationships and Hand Cramps

Possibly the first thing that Randy said to me when I arrived in Nashville to start my year as a Jesuit Volunteer was that in organizing, personal relationships are everything. It was a maxim that I’d heard before and it couldn’t be more true. What I didn’t realize is that personal relationships mean “Thank You” cards. On my first full day in the office, I wrote two personal thank yous, and I haven’t slowed down since. But the end of the year (and the holiday season) offer a special opportunity for personal relationship thank yous.

You see here at TCASK, and I imagine many other Southern abolition organizations, we don’t have a tremendously huge budget or donor base, so what we have, we want to keep. Each individual contribution makes a difference to us, and we know a lot of the individuals who give us a little of their hard-earned money personally. It’s all nice and rosy. Nice and rosy thank you cards. That’s right, at the end of the year, we end personalized, hand-written thank yous to each and every person who donated to TCASK in the previous year. It’s a lot of card writing, I don’t mind telling you, but it comes at a good time of year, since there isn’t a huge amount of organizing work to be done; no one wants to take on a new project right before Christmas. So instead of calling churches, I write cards (with the occasional typing break to work the cramps out of my hand). And though it may seem silly, we’ve been doing it for years, and I notice that annual donations of individual members are continually on the rise. They’re important to us and it’s only right that we tell them so.

Merry Christmas to all!

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Murder Moves to a Larger Stage

The federal government, which has executed only 3 people since 1967, has decided to try to make up for lost time. Instead of mere states being guilty of homicide, the federal government now wants to be a leading culprit. Execution dates were recently set for three men, James Roane, Corey Johnson, and Richard Tipton. And the national government decided to do it all in one week, setting dates of May 8, 10, and 12 respectively. All three men, like 50% of those awaiting execution by the federal government, are black.

Roane, Johnson, and Tipton were sentenced under the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 which allows for the death penalty in drug related murders. It should not come as a surprise to anyone who has observed the procedures of the death penalty that this act falls disproportionately on minorities, as does the federal system as a whole. In fact, of the three people that the federal government has executed, only one of them was white, Timothy McVeigh. And Timothy McVeigh certainly qualifies as a somewhat special case. For one thing, he was found guilty of the largest act of domestic terrorism (at that time) in America’s history. Moreover, he “volunteered” for execution, by foregoing all his appeals. The others have been people of color, a Hispanic man who was convicted of dealing drugs and murder, and an African-American convicted of murdering and raping a white woman. Roane, Johnson, and Tipton are now set to become the next victims of a racially biased system. Their only resort may be presidential clemency.

THE FEDERAL DEATH PENALTY
There are currently 42 people awaiting execution by the federal goverment. Five of them committed their crimes in states which do not have the death penalty. Allowing the federal government to circumvent the decisions of the people of Iowa, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

Maybe more shocking, the federal death penalty can be imposed for crimes other than murder, including treason, espionage, and (wait for it) trafficking in large quantities of drugs. Would anyone be shocked to find that such sentencing would be mostly used for people of color?

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Tale of a Death Row Exoneree

Today, the radio program Democracy Now, hosted by Amy Goodman, spent an hour interviewing Harold Wilson, a man who spent 16 years on Pennsylvania’s death row and recently became the 122nd death row prisoner exonerated since the resumption of executions in 1977. I’d encourage everyone to listen to this program live or over the web, if they have the chance. It’s worth remembering that there are human faces to exonerations.

Moreover, as Mr. Wilson attests, after his exoneration, after 16 years of being imprisoned, dehumanized, and threatened with death, he’s simply released with a bus token. We need to remember and shed light on the way we treat the people who’s lives we’ve torn apart by incorrectly accusing and convicting them of horrendous crimes. The state should not simply be able to say, “oops, our bad.” The state of Pennsylvania owes Harold Wilson some form of compensation, as the other 24 states owe the other 121 death row exonerees. And we all owe it to them and to ourselves to take a more serious look at issues of prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective council, and police malfeasance.

Fairly, there are numerous aspects you would like to think about medications. All discount medicaments save money, but few online drugstores offer better deals than other online drugstores. There isn’t anything you can’t order online anymore. Remedies like Deltasone ordinarily is used to treat diseases such as eye problems. Glucocorticoids naturally occurring steroids, which are easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. There are varied drugs for every conditions. Cialis is a remedy prescribed to treat many illnesses. What do you already know about long term side effects of cialis? What consumers talk about how long does it take for cialis to take effect? A general sexual complaint among men is the erectile disfunction. Sexual problems mostly signal deeper problems: low libido or erectile dysfunction can be the symptom a strong heartiness problem such as heart trouble. Albeit the erectile disfunction itself isn’t necessarily dangerous, erectile dysfunction is sometimes one of the early warning symptoms of other underlying heartiness conditions that can be extremely dangerous. Unfortunately nearly all over-the-counter medicines have sometimes dangerous aftereffects, from muscle aches to death. If you buy any erectile dysfunction medicaments like Cialis, check with a physician that they are sure to take with your other drugs. Do not take unwanted medications. Take Cialis to your local chemist’s shop which will dispose of them for you.

Another Wild Saturday Night for the TCASK Staff

Actually, I didn’t do much this Saturday night. No, it’s not because I don’t have any social life (I may not have one, but that is not the reason that I stayed in on this particular Saturday night). No, it was because I knew that at 7:00 AM, my phone was going to ring, and it wasn’t just going to be my mother. It was going to be a live feed to Christian Dissent radio (By the time this is posted, they will hopefully have our interview linked).

Yes that’s right, apparently someone is listening to the radio from 6:00 to 8:00 on Sunday mornings. But the show is actually a good one, so next time you’re up, you should tune it in, or at least go listen to the segments that they have linked on their website.

We ended up having a really great conversation for over half an hour. We talked a lot about biblical and theological responses to capital punishment, and ways that we can have conversations with conservative Christians about capital punishment. One of the most interesting, or at least unusual, questions that I was asked was that with capital punishment, even having surpassed the 1,000 execution mark, we’re talking about a tiny number of people in comparison to issues of poverty, war, racism, and other forms of violence. Are we making too big a deal about capital punishment really?

I hadn’t really heard the sentiment put quite that way before. The first thing that I mentioned was that this demonstrates again the arbitrariness of the death penalty, which is applied in under 2% of possible cases. America could never support the number of executions necessary if we applied the death penalty in all possible cases.

But I think the question does run deeper: why are we so concerned about this tiny number of people? For many of us, much like the proponents of capital punishment, the death penalty is a symbol. But in this case, it is a symbol of our respect for human life and human dignity. If our society can so degrade a human being as to kill them, what does that say about us? Or maybe we know that for the state to kill one person is too many. But I’d be interested to know why other people working for abolition are doing it.

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the thrills have to fade…

before they come round again… so says my old’ buddy jackson browne

why bring him up??? well here i sit today just a little deflated after a manic high of elation yesterday… friday is traditionally clean up day in every sense of the word – i mean you want to start monday off with as clean a slate as possible…

now yesterday was a 17 hour work day for me … and well worth it … i came in at 6 a.m. because i knew that the cchd grant application was due that day, no ifs ands or buts… so absent a 2 hour slot to go pick up a check from community shares (and buy a decent bottle of chardonnay) i worked through this on-line application …

but midway through the day we received an e-mail from abe at cuadp and “went” to watch the web cast of the debate over the moratorium and study bill in the nj senate – we got there just in time and as you all probably know it was no contest at 30 – 6 in favor!

AWESOME! – tcask sent out a press release just to alert our own legislators and statewide media and especially to give our supporters something to celebrate and feel good about – we all need to do victory laps, long distance high-5s, and dance to gloria gaynor’s “i will survive” in the office on occasion … and yesterday was such a day …

and then back to the grant application and when i hit the submit button at 11:05 p.m. last night i felt the weight of the world melt from my shoulders <ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...>

and that was a great end to a great day…

but today – a little ennui, a little deflation, a little focus on mundane tasks … cleaning off the desks, putting up the 2006 planning calendars (yeah, we’re a little late, what are you gonna do – execute me???), printing off 2-up tcask thank you cards and cutting them in half on the $15 cutter, and stuff like that …

but that’s a part of organizing too … the small, otherwise unnoticeable tasks, the attention to details, the run-of-the-mill s__t that must be attended to in order to remain systematic, focused, and on top of the strategic gameplan …

so it’s okay that things are running in 3/4 time today cause as my buddy jackson notes…

All good things got to come to an end
The thrills have to fade
Before they come ’round again
The bills will be paid
And the pleasure will mend
All good things got to come to an end
All good times, all good friends
All good things got to come to an end…

for now … peace out from music city usa

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Forget your revenue stream, it’s time to diversify your staff input stream! What!? Has this blogger gone nuts or did he just fail 2nd grade grammar? Well, the former isn’t true, and I’m fairly sure that the latter isn’t either. Here’s the point, here at TCASK we have a staff of two. That’s right, there are only two of us for the whole state. Now that may sound bad, but we’re actually fairly well staffed compared to a lot of state abolition organization.

Well this year we added our second staff person, yours truly, by applying for a Jesuit Volunteer. While I admittedly may be a little biased, the JVC (Jesuit Volunteer Core) and other similar service programs offer a great opportunity for state organizations to add a full-time staffer for about a third of what one would normally cost. And moving from a staff of one to a staff of two exponentially increases the output of an office. I mean with me to make his coffee, bring in the mail, and take out the garbage, Randy has a lot more time to get actual organizing work done.

Yesterday, we had an initial meeting in an attempt to further enhance our staff, in this case through an intern position. We are hoping to add a social work intern next fall, who would work in the office two days a week, particularly working to build our campaign the stop the legal killing of the mentally ill. This would bring our staff up from two to two-and-a-half, and offer another huge boost in our staff productivity. And if we can increase our funding enough to keep me on (another way to add to your staff is to find people who will work for poverty level wages) we also hope to add a new JV next year, which would bring our staff up to three-and-a-half, and boost our capacity to the point of being ready to truly challenge the practice of state killing here in Tennessee.

So, I don’t actually mean that we shouldn’t be diversifying our revenue streams. We obviously all need to do that, but at the same time, let’s break out of the hiring professional staff/ seek volunteers dichotomy. We can find other, less expensive ways to expand our staffs and become far more powerful organizations. We’ve only skimmed the surface in this regard. I am sure that there are other religious volunteer orders, and probably other school programs that are looking for internships. There are probably other avenues we haven’t even considered, but it’s time we all started.

Fairly, there are numerous aspects you would like to think about medications. All discount medicaments save money, but few online drugstores offer better deals than other online drugstores. There isn’t anything you can’t order online anymore. Remedies like Deltasone ordinarily is used to treat diseases such as eye problems. Glucocorticoids naturally occurring steroids, which are easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. There are varied drugs for every conditions. Cialis is a remedy prescribed to treat many illnesses. What do you already know about long term side effects of cialis? What consumers talk about how long does it take for cialis to take effect? A general sexual appeal among men is the erectile disfunction. Sexual problems mostly signal deeper problems: low libido or erectile malfunction can be the symptom a strong soundness problem such as soul trouble. Albeit the erectile dysfunction itself isn’t necessarily dangerous, erectile dysfunction is sometimes one of the early warning symptoms of other underlying soundness conditions that can be extremely dangerous. Unfortunately nearly all over-the-counter medicines have sometimes dangerous aftereffects, from muscle aches to death. If you buy any erectile dysfunction medicaments like Cialis, check with a physician that they are sure to take with your other drugs. Do not take unwanted medications. Take Cialis to your local chemist’s shop which will dispose of them for you.