Many organizations support repeal of the Oregon death penalty. As we grow in our effort, it requires more organzations and individuals to publicly state their desire for repeal.

Below you see some of the organizations and individuals that have decided to lend their names to this effort.

Not in Our Name

Not in Our Name

Telling a story can be a powerful means of expressing a point of view, evoking emotions, or explaining a difficult situation. In a new publication from OADP, nine Oregonians have shared their painful stories and opened their hearts in Not in Our Name, a composite of stories shared by murder victim family members.

To download your copy of Not in Our Name, please share or donate below:

Individuals for Repeal

Individuals for Repeal
Individuals supporting death penalty repeal in Oregon.

Oregon Religious Leaders Voice Opposition to Death Penalty

On October 16, 2013, fifteen leaders of Oregon’s religious communities gathered at First United Methodist Church in Portland to voice their opposition to Oregon's death penalty and present their reasons for advocating its abolition. The convocation and dinner was sponsored by Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP) and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO).

Attorneys Supporting Repeal

Attorneys Supporting Repeal

(Any member of the Oregon State Bar wishing to add his or her name to the following Statement may do so by sending an email to that effect to

Advisory Council

OADP Advisory Council

Gayle, Aba
Renowned abolitionist, activist with Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation (MVFR)

Aldave, Barbara
University of Oregon Law Professor

Ansheles, Cathy
New Mexico Coalition to Repeal Death Penalty

Bergel, Peter
Community Organizer

Bittle, Cheryl
First United Methodist Church Portland, Former OADP Board member

Blitz, William
Spec. Asst AG in OR and WA

Boyce, Cait

Boyd, Conner
Community organizer

Brooks, Dennie
Mental Health Advocate

Religious Organizations for Repeal

Religious Organizations for Repeal

If you are a part of a faith group that would like to join the movement for repeal, please let us know so we can list you.

Benedictine Sisters of Mt. Angel

Catholic Archdiocese of Portland:

Secular Organizations for Repeal

Secular Organizations for Repeal

If you are a part of an organization that would like to join our effort to repeal the death penalty, please contact us.

American Civil Liberties Union-OR

Albany Peace Seekers

Proclamations: Official Statements for Repeal of the Oregon Death Penalty

Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty

Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) proclaims the Church’s unconditional pro-life teaching and its application to capital punishment and restorative justice. CMN works in close collaboration with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to prepare Catholics for informed involvement in campaigns to repeal state death penalty laws and expand or inaugurate restorative justice programs.


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