AAC is an ad-hoc group of individuals committed to highly visible and effective public
education for alternatives to the death penalty through nonviolent direct action.



The 15th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty
at the U.S. Supreme Court
June 28th - July 2nd, 2008

Among the confirmed Evening Program speakers for 2008 are the following. You never know who might show up... Each evening will feature full-length talks plus Q&A with between two and four speakers, including people with direct experience and also movement activists and professionals.

CLICK HERE to see the schedule of who is speaking when!

  • Sharon Thompson - Murder Victim Family Member
  • David Elliot - Communications Director, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • Shujaa Graham, California Death Row Survivor
  • Art Laffin - Murder Victim Family Member
  • Bill Pelke - Co-founder of the F&V; Murder Victim Family Member
  • Phyllis Prentice - Organizer & Spouse of an Exonerated Death Row Prisoner
  • George White, Murder Victim Family Member, Exonerated Prisoner
  • Jane Henderson - Center's Equal Justice USA program
  • Rion Dennis - Death Penalty Information Center
  • Brian Evans - Amnesty International

And other Death Row Family Members and Murder Victim Family Members....

2007 F&V Playlist


Some of the previous Fast & Vigil speakers are pictured below.

Catholic Bishops Against the Death Penalty

Matthew Fogg, Executive Director of CARCLE  (1998 - Present)Congress Against Racism & Corruption in Law Enforcement

Shujaa Graham, an exonerated death row prisoner from California, during a speaking engagement and rally in Washington, DC. Tears streamed from Shujaa's eyes as he recounted his story of having spent many years wrongfully convicted in prison awaiting execution.

Fast & Vigil Co-Founders Rick Halperin, Marietta Jeager-Lane, and Bill Pelke. Marietta and Bill are among numerous murder victim family members who oppose the death penalty.

Recording Artist Steve Earle played last year. Unfortunately he will not be with us this year, but other artists will be!

Florida Death Row Survivors Juan Melendez and Shabaka WaQlimi (Juan was the speaker last year). And that's six-year F&V veteran Maria Romstedt expressing herself on the left.


Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC)
PMB 335
2603 NW 13th (AKA Dr. MLK Jr. Hwy)
Gainesville, FL 32609
800-973-6548   aac@abolition.org


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