Monday, May 18, 2009

Our site is down!

Friends, our regular website is currently down (5/18/09).  We hope it will be up any moment now.  For current updates, call (314) 397-6691.

For now, there are two important announcements about the impending execution of Dennis Skillicorn .  

Ask Governor Nixon for Clemency!

Please contact Governor Nixon and ask that he commute Dennis' sentence to life imprisonment. Dennis' attorneys have asked that we not express broad opposition to the death penalty, but focus on the facts of Dennis case - see links below for more information. If possible, please fax Governor Nixon as we believe this is the method of communications that will be best noticed. We've been encouraged that Governor Nixon is paying attention to these requests and that numbers matter, so please take action and encourage your friends and family to do the same. 

Fax: (573) 751-1495 
Phone: (573) 751-3222 

Please also contact the Board of Probations and Parole: 
Fax: (573) 751 - 8501 
Phone: (573) 751-8488 

See video testimony from prison workers and volunteers who worked with Dennis at Potosi

Vigils for clemency taking place around the state Tuesday 5/19/09:

Bonne Terre: 11:00pm-12:01am: candlelight vigil outside the Bonne Terre prison, 2727 Hwy K at Coplin Rd., near the entrance. More information: Colleen Cunningham, 314-397-6691. 

Columbia: Vigil 5:00-6:00 pm, Tuesday, Boone Co. Courthouse. More information: Jeff Stack, 573-449-4585. 

Cape Girardeau: 7:30pm St. Vincent de Paul Church. More information: Courtney 573-266-0041. 

Jefferson City: Prayer Service, 10:45 pm, St. PeterÕs Catholic Church; More information Rita Linhardt, 573-635-7239. 

Jefferson City: Vigil, 11:00 pm until 12:01 am, 207 W. High St. across from Supreme Court. More information: Rita Linhardt, 573-635-7239. 

Joplin: St Peter's Catholic Church 812 S Pearl Ave. Joplin, MO Vigils at 6:30 pm (following mass) as well as a 2nd vigil at the church from 11:30-12:30pm For more information, Fr. J Friedel 417-623-8643. 

Kansas City: Vigil, 5-6 pm, J.C. Nichols Fountain in the Plaza. More information: Donnie Morehouse, 816-756-3113 x 234. 

Savannah: Vigil, 7:00 P.M. LaVerna Heights Building, St. Francis Chapel. More information: Sr. Christine Martin, 816-324-3179. 

Springfield: Vigil 7:00pm, Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 2818 E. Bennett More information: Donna 417-459-2960. 

St. Charles: Monday 5/18, 7pm St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. More information: Sr. Esther 636-248-1117. 

St. Joseph: 6:00 St Francis Xavier Church. More information: Whitney Zoubek 816-756-1858, ext. 532 at the Human Rights Office, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. 

St. Louis: Prayer service sponsored by The Intercommunity Justice Coordinators, 7:30 at St. Francis Xavier Church. More information: Diana Oleskevich CSJA, 314-678-0317. 

St. Louis: Vigil 8:15-9:00, in front of church St. Francis Xavier Church on the corner of Grand and Lindell. Carpooling to Bonne Terre to follow. More information: Margaret Phillips, 314-322-5159. 

For last minute updates: Colleen, 314-397-6691

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