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 Sisters of St. Joseph
invite you to a memorial for the

87th Anniversary
of the wrongful execution of
Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014


Sinai Temple
1100 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA
Free and open to the public


Lois Ahrens, Director
The Real Cost of Prisons Project


Ken Childs Award Recipients
Attorneys John & Linda Thompson

Clarence Darrow Award Recipient
Attorney David Hoose


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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