ACCR hosts Bryan Stevenson; honors Nicole Brambila and Ricky Olds
ACCR is hosting its third (ever!) fundraiser, featuring a night with famed civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, investigative journalist Nicole C Brambila, and Ricky Olds, who recently regained his freedom after 37 years of wrongful imprisonment.
It’s an exciting and critical time in Pennsylvania - Governor Wolf’s moratorium on executions is in place, the Senate Task Force commission’s study of the death penalty is well underway, and PA saw only one (1!) death sentence in all of 2016! With a huge, potentially course-changing DA election on the horizon in Philadelphia, ACCR’s work has made significant impact in what has been one of the country's strongholds for the death penalty. Through consultations, trainings, work with clients and families, and systemic litigation, ACCR has helped to dramatically reduce the number of death sentences, improve the quality of capital representation, and change the conversation around the death penalty. Many Pennsylvanians, including the current Governor, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and even conservative media outlets have questioned the reliability of the capital punishment system in our state. ACCR's work loosening the stranglehold of the death penalty is now more important than ever. We hope that you can join us for a wonderful night, and support our work as we move forward.
Highlighting the great work of one of our colleagues, ACCR will be honoring Nicole C. Brambila, investigative reporter for The Reading Eagle, for her powerful work covering PA’s dysfunctional death penalty.
Our gala on September 15th will also be a celebration of Ricky Olds, who - almost 4 decades after his outrageous incarceration - has finally regained his freedom.
We desperately need your help, but we want to make that support enjoyable as well. Come join us for a great night with our friend and ally, Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative.
The proceeds from our fundraiser go directly toward supporting our programs. The more financial help we receive, the more capital and juvenile life without parole cases we can work on. Please join us for this special evening.