Local organizations working against the death penalty

American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
The death penalty is the greatest denial of civil liberties.

Ann Lambert, Legislative Counsel
99 Chauncy Street, Suite 310, Boston,  MA  02111
(617) 482-3170, x332  phone, (617) 451-0009  fax, aklambert@aclu-mass.org
Amnesty International USA Northeast Region
The death penalty is the ultimate, irreversible denial of human rights. Amnesty International works for an end to executions in all cases and the abolition of the death penalty everywhere.

Joshua Rubenstein, Regional Director
58 Day Street, Somerville,  MA   02114
(617) 623-0202  phone, (617) 623-2005  fax, aiusane@aiusa.org

Scott Langley, Mass. Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator
418 Massachusetts Ave. #2, Boston   MA   02118
(214) 226-0503  mobile, scott@langleycreations.com
Criminal Justice Policy Coalition
Dedicated to the advancement of effective, just, and humane criminal justice policy in Massachusetts. The death penalty has no place in society.

Brandyn Keating, Executive Director
563 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA   02118
(617) 236-1188,  phone, (617) 236-4399  fax, info@cjpc.org
Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty
The oldest death penalty abolition organization in the country, founded in response to the executions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.

Martina Jackson, Executive Director
P.O. Box 51920, Boston, MA  02205
(617) 523-3951  phone, (617) 371-1037  fax, mcadp@earthlink.net

Boston North Chapter
Horace Seldon
(781) 245-5789, frseldon@bc.edu

Bristol County Chapter
Rev. Susan Lee
(508) 678-5118

Essex County Chapter
Rev. Ralph Galen
(978) 475-4454, minister@uuandover.org

Hampden County Chapter
Saul Finestone
(413) 567-3451, cajowl66@aol.com

Worcester County Chapter
Ron Madnick
(508) 752-5363, wcaclum@earthlink.com
Murder Victims Families For Human Rights
Family members of victims of criminal murder, terrorist killings, state executions, extrajudicial assassinations, and "disappearances" working to oppose the death penalty from a human rights perspective.

Renny Cushing, Executive Director
2161 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge,  MA   02140
(617) 491-9600, rrcushing@earthlink.net
Pioneer Valley Coalition Against the Death Penalty
For more information: Arise@riseup.net
Religious organizations
Agape Community
Lay Catholic ministry of peace education, including an ecumenical and interfaith embrace, prayer, evangelical simplicity and peacemaking witness in the world.

2062 Greenwich Road, Ware,  MA  01082
(413) 967-9369  phone, (413) 967-4747  fax, peace@agapecommunity.org
American Friends Service Committee New England Region
A practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends, committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice, seeking in its work and witness to draw on the transforming power of love, human and divine.

Jamie Bissonnette, Criminal Justice Program Coordinator
2161 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA  02140
(617) 661-6130  phone, (617) 354-2832  fax, jbissonnette@afsc.org

Jo Comerford, Western Mass. Program Coordinator
140 Pine Street, Florence, MA  01062
(413) 584-8975  phone, (413) 584-8987  fax, afsc@crocker.com
Buddhist Peace Fellowship Boston Chapter
Drawing on teachings of nonviolence and compassion, recognizing the essential unity and interdependence of all beings, we seek to find ways to work for social justice, equality, and global concerns.

Community of Sant'Egidio Boston College Chapter
A movement of lay Catholic communities dedicated to evangelisation and charity, sharing the principles of Prayer, Communicating the Gospel, Solidarity with the poor, Ecumenism and Dialogue.
Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action
A strong, progressive, inter-generational voice, inspired by Jewish teachings and values, for social justice, civil rights, and civil liberties.

Sheila Decter, Director
18 Tremont Street, Suite 320, Boston, MA   02108
(617) 227-3000  phone, (662) 796-6625  fax, sheila@jewishalliance.org
Massachusetts Catholic Conference
Giving witness to spiritual values in public affairs, particularly in the areas of morality, health, welfare, education, human and civil rights.

West End Place, 150 Staniford Street, Suite 5, Boston, MA  02114
(617) 367-6060 phone, (617) 367-2767  fax
Massachusetts Council of Churches
A means for churches in the state to express our unity in Christ as fully and visibly as possible to: Educate and evangelize for unity, Promote ecumenical worship, Be a forum for dialogue, Foster denominational and conciliar interdependence, and Stimulate social mission and prophetic justice.

14 Beacon Street, Suite 416, Boston, MA  02108
(617)523-2771  phone, (617) 523-1483  fax, council@masscouncilofchurches.org
Legal organizations
Boston Bar Association
Leslie Davies, Government Relations Director
16 Beacon Street, Boston,  MA   02108
(617) 742-0615, ext 242  phone, (617) 523-0127  fax, ldavies@bostonbar.org
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jim DiNatale, Executive Director
Box 473, 321 Walnut Street, Newton, MA   02460
(617) 965-2271  phone, (617) 965-2215  fax, info@macdl.com
Massachusetts Bar Association
Abigail Shaine, Executive Director
20 West Street, Boston, MA   02111
(617) 338-0500  phone, execdir@massbar.org
National Lawyers Guild - Mass. Chapter
Urszula Masny-Latos, Executive Director
14 Beacon Street, Suite 407, Boston,  MA   02108
(617) 227-7335  phone, (617) 227-5495  fax, nlgmass@igc.org
New England Innocence Project
Neil Raphael, Associate Coordinator
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place, 53 State Street, Boston, MA 02109
(617) 570-1803  phone, (617) 523-1231  fax, coordinator@newenglandinnocence.org
Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
Elisabeth J. Medvedow, Executive Director
18 Tremont St, Suite 730, Boston,  MA   02108
(617) 973-6666   phone, (617) 973-6663   fax, medvedow@womensbar.org