Upcoming Events

Lobbying TrainingThis training will kick off the next phase of organizing and is very important. Perhaps our biggest campaign goal for the summer is to conduct a series of meetings between our campaign volunteers and elected officials. On June 13, we’ll be joining with other grassroots activists working on bail reform to learn the essentials for conducting a meeting with an elected official. And we’ll split up and have a special, “death penalty repeal-only” room to get issue-specific guidance for how to present the issue and our relationships to it. As always, register as soon as you can because spots are filling up fast. Register here.
2-4:30 pm
So Goes Ohio, So Goes the NationOn Monday, June 28, 2021, at 6:30 pm, you’re invited to join us for So Goes Ohio, So Goes the Nation— our kickoff event for the rest of the summer! This event will feature one of the sponsors of SB 103, Senator Nickie Antonio (D-Cleveland) who will speak to why the time is right for repeal. Joining Senator Antonio will be Ngozi Ndulue from the Death Penalty Information Center who will discuss the national trend toward death penalty abolition and why Ohio has a chance to lead the country! Don’t miss this inspiring event! Register here.
6:30 pm
Scales of Justice: Jewish Justices and the Death Penalty$10 non-members; $5 for Members of the Maltz Museum and Members of Program Partners listed below

The death penalty is still a debated subject today, as it has been for much of American history. Bipartisan legislation to ban the death penalty is presently pending before the Ohio legislature, in SB 103 and HB 183. How would Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg approach this life or death issue, were she a legislator? How did she approach it as a Justice?

Join Professor Marge Koosed, the Aileen McMurray Trusler Professor Emeritus at The University of Akron School of Law and the Board Chair of Ohioans to Stop Executions, for a talk on the legacy of Justice Ginsburg and other Jewish Supreme Court Justices, including Justices Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, and Stephen Breyer, in shaping and questioning America’s death penalty system. Professor Koosed examines judicial opinions issued by Justice Ginsburg and other Jewish justices, historic and contemporary, to discuss how values central to Judaism guided these opinions and what we can learn from these opinions today.
4:00pmMaltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Recurring events

Office hoursVirtual office hours for the #NoDeathPenaltyOH organizing team. Come ask questions, troubleshoot projects you’re working on, and more!
Every other Weds
OTSE Live!The next OTSE Live! is on 6/9. Join the OTSE staff as they discuss what brought them to the movement.
OTSE Live! dates:
5:30pm ESTFacebook