Write the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and call or tweet the governor about the upcoming execution of Robert Jennings(TDCJ #000956) on January 30th.
Robert Jennings is 61 years old and was sentenced to death for the murder of a police officer, which took place over 30 years ago. He has spent 29 years on Texas Death Row. Despite the fact that, due to his age, he is obviously no longer a threat to public safety, much less to other prisoners, Harris County DA Kim Ogg (who you may remember ran on a “progressive” platform) was influenced by the police union to set his execution date, making him one of a very small number of people from Harris County to have execution dates set in the last two years. As this execution date was clearly not set due to some need to protect public safety, we ask you to voice your opinion about the political statement being made by taking this man’s life. Texas must stop all executions, especially because politics are a major factor in who is executed, and when they are sentenced to death and sent to the execution chamber.
To write/call about upcoming executions:
**See a detailed guide here
Contact the Board Members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles by email at:
Contact Governor Greg Abbott, who has the last say over commutations:
(512) 463-1782 – Information and Referral and Opinion Hotline
**You can leave a message here**
(512) 463-2000 – Office of the Governor Main Switchboard
(office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST)
Suggested (not TXA organized) Event:
On January 31st (7-9pm), Houston DSA will host a discussion with Alex Vitale, author of “The End of Policing”
Facebook event: The End of Policing: Putting Abolition Into Practice
Location: SHAPE @ 3903 Almeda Rd. Houston, TX 77004 (Note that there are 2 locations for SHAPE Community Center).