rally to protect the ancient redwoods today, and a few people involved with the Save Tookie campaign suggested that the best person at this point to contact is Maria Shriver. After all, a man's wife tends to have tremendous influential power.
Then I started thinking about Maria Shriver's family and came up with the idea that perhaps we should all e-mail Ted Kennedy and urge him to speak to his extended family about how Tookie should be granted clemency.
According to Issues2000.org:
Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing.
Kennedy sponsored a bill limiting capital punishment:
H.R. 1038, S.233:
To place a moratorium on executions by the Federal Government and urge the States to do the same, while a National Commission on the Death Penalty reviews the fairness of the imposition of the death penalty .S.486 & H.R.912:
To reduce the risk that innocent persons may be executed [by examining DNA evidence more thoroughly].
- H. R. 912, 3/7/2001, Innocence Protection Act of 2001 (Delahunt, et. al.)
- S.486, 3/7/2001, Innocence Protection Act of 2001 (Leahy, et. al.)
- H.R.1038, 3/15/2001, National Death Penalty Moratorium Act of 2001 (Jackson (IL), Rodriguez, Clay, Hoeffel, Jackson-Lee (TX))
- S.233, 1/31/2001, National Death Penalty Moratorium Act of 2001 (Feingold, Levin, Wellstone, Corzine)
Source: H.R.912 01-HR1038 on Mar 7, 2001
So I say E-mail Ted Kennedy today.