Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty

Founded in 1928, MCADP is the oldest active anti-death penalty organization in the United States.

Detail of Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco from the cartoon of a mural by Ben Shahn Estate of Ben Shahn /Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

MCADP Hampden County Chapter
in association with
The Springfield Diocese: Catholic Charities Agency
invite you to a memorial for the

84th Anniversary
of the wrongful execution of
Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti

Tues, Aug. 23, 2011

Bishop Marshall Center
St. Michael's Cathedral

corner of State & Elliott Streets, Springfield, MA
Free and open to the public


Dr Michael White
Author of The Garden of Martyrs
An historical novel about the Daley/Halligan case


Ken Childs Award Recipient
Attorney James P. Rooney
Preisdent of MCADP


Local Chapters of MCADP

There are 3 active local chapters currently operating in Massachusetts. They would all enjoy having new members join them or be happy to help you start one in your neighborhood!

Email for more information:
Hampden County Chapter, Saul Finestone
Boston North Chapter, Horace Seldon

Worcester Chapter, Ron Madnick

MCADP has been successful at keeping the Death Penalty out of Massachusetts, but as recently as 1997 the issue came down to one tie-breaking vote! There is also a persistent effort by federal prosecutors to bring death penalty cases to trial in non-death penalty states. In the current political climate, things are not going to get easier — we need to be active!

For more information about activities near you contact the MCADP office.


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