Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to ending executions in Pennsylvania.







History and Mission

The organization, originally named Pennsylvania Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty, was founded in 1997, at a time when public support for capital punishment in Pennsylvania had reached an apex and death sentences were at an all-time high. The founders of the organization successfully challenged the prevailing political paradigm, built a statewide anti-death penalty infrastructure with thousands of members, and helped to slow the momentum of pro-death penalty forces.  Continue…

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