AAC is an ad-hoc group of individuals committed to highly visible and effective public
education for alternatives to the death penalty through nonviolent direct action.


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Below you will find an assortment of various media - from photos to video - from previous Fast and Vigils.

Three-minute video from 2011

Photos from 2011 are on a public Facebook photo page.

Video from the 2007 Fast and Vigil


Photo Galleries: (each page opens in a new window)

Some of the previous Fast & Vigil speakers are pictured below.

Catholic Bishops Against the Death Penalty

Matthew Fogg, Executive Director of CARCLE  (1998 - Present)Congress Against Racism & Corruption in Law Enforcement

Shujaa Graham, an exonerated death row prisoner from California, during a speaking engagement and rally in Washington, DC. Tears streamed from Shujaa's eyes as he recounted his story of having spent many years wrongfully convicted in prison awaiting execution.

Fast & Vigil Co-Founders Rick Halperin, Marietta Jeager-Lane, and Bill Pelke. Marietta and Bill are among numerous murder victim family members who oppose the death penalty.

Recording Artist Steve Earle played in years past. Unfortunately he will not be with us this year, but other artists will be!

Florida Death Row Survivors Juan Melendez and Shabaka WaQlimi (Juan was the speaker last year). And that's six-year F&V veteran Maria Romstedt expressing herself on the left.


Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC)
P.O. Box 89
Ghent, NY 12075
800-973-6548   aac@abolition.org