Founded in 1928, MCADP is the oldest active anti-death penalty organization in the United States.
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Local Chapters of MCADP
There are three 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.
Against the Death Penalty, Inc.
PO Box 51920, Boston, MA 02205