SPONSOR OR DONATE

The annual Fast and Vigil is a grassroots, not-for profit effort to reach out to TENS OF THOUSANDS of people who are in Washington DC, promoting our message of abolition. Each year the Fast and Vigil is one of, if not the most, mutli-organizational, widely supported events in the abolition movement.

AND WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT THIS YEAR!

Annually, the list of supporters includes anywhere from 60 to 70 cosponsors from many state and national organizations, making the Fast and Vigil perhaps one of the most multi-organizational supported events in the abolition movement.

Your sponsorship and donation helps support the event in numerous ways. Some of the highlights include:

  • allowing more than 75 participants from more than 20+ different states to attend at no mandatory cost
  • a place for out of town participants to sleep at the Center for Creative Nonviolence (which directly supports the CCNV's programs to support the homeless in DC)
  • water, juices, Gatorade and ice to keep the fasters and vigilers cool and hydrated
    travel subsidies for those who can't afford to come to DC otherwise
  • brochures, stickers and buttons to educate both visitors and locals about the death penalty
  • an air conditioned base at the United Methodist Building for bathrooms and breaks from the heat
  • large visible banners which are seen by tens of thousands on the streets of DC
  • a private church space and food for our ceremonial "Last Supper" the night before fasting starts

Thank you in advance for your generous financial support. Without your contribution, this amazing all-volunteer, grassroots witness would not be able to continue in the capacity that it has all these years. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE via Death Penalty Action (our fiscal cosponsor).

Alternately, you may donate by check, made payable to "Death Penalty Action" and mailed to P.O. Box 89, Ghent, NY 12075. 

SPONSORS IN 2024

The Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC) would like to thank the participants, individuals and organizations whose financial contributions have made this event possible each and every year.

Abe Bonowitz & Beth Wood
Amnesty International USA Group 30 (California)
Democrats For Life of America
Equal Justice USA
Anne Feczko & Daniel Flynn
Jeffrey M. Gamso
German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Susan Gries
Rachel and Bob Gross
Viki Harrison
L'chaim! Jews Against the Death Penalty
Amber and Kevin Mason
Eileen and Dick Melia
The Open Door Community
Rev. Dr. Charles A. Packer
Chris & Jack Payden-Travers
Julia Pearson
Scott Taylor
Manon Tremblay
Gavrilah Wells
Charles Wilton

Anonymous from Ireland
Anonymous from Maryland
Anonymous from Washington

SPONSORS IN 2023

Amnesty International USA
Amnesty International - Group 213 of Raleigh, NC
Dale Baich
James Basden
Abraham Bonowitz & Beth Wood
Building Bridges (Rose-Avila, Carolyn and Leno)
Catholic Mobilizing Network
Child of Grace Books
Death Penalty Action
Death Penalty Photography Project
Death Row Support Project
Dick Dieter and Margaret Louden
Democrats For Life of America
Dominicans Sisters of Sinsinawa, WI
Donkeysaddle Projects
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker
P Drennan
Amy and Steve Duncan
Equal Justice USA
Daniel Flynn and Anne Feczko
Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (Florida)
Jeffrey M. Gamso
German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Susan Gries
Rachel and Bob Gross
Ben Hardcastle and Terry Fife
Viki Harrison
Hooman Hedayati
John Holden and Mary Beaudoin
Journey of Hope... From Violence to Healing
Kehilla Community Synagogue
Amelia Koffman in memoriam
L’chaim! Jews Against the Death Penalty
Lifespark - Movement Against the Death Penalty (Switzerland)
LIVEFREE USA
Marianist Social Justice Collaborative Death Penalty Abolition/Restorative Justice Team
Tony Masalonis
Amber Mason
Dick and Eileen Melia
Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty
The Murphy Davis Prison Project
Tom Muther
Hilary Naylor
Nevada Coalition Against the Death Penalty
Guy Ottewell
Phyllis Pautrat, LCSW
Pax Christi USA
Chris & Jack Payden-Travers
Julia Pearson
John Penberthy
Kimber Perrotta
Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty
Red Letter Christians
Rehumanize International
South Carolinians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Southern Methodist University Human Rights Program
Marilyn Stark
Terri Steinberg
Scott Taylor
Rev. Dr. Starlette Thomas
United Methodist Church's General Board of Church and Society
Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Charlie Wilton
Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Witness to Innocence

Anonymous from Alaska
Anonymous from Alabama
Anonymous from California
Anonymous from Florida
Anonymous from New Jersey
Anonymous from New York
Anonymous from Maryland
Anonymous from Ohio
Anonymous from Virginia
Anonymous from Washington

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