Two Supreme Court decisions this week have implications on the death penalty that ring deep in the state of Ohio. On one side, the ruling of Duane Buck sets a precedent for truly examining the impacts of racial bias in our justice system. One the other, the refusal to hear the case of Thomas Arthur leaves inmates in a catch 22 regarding means of execution.
Updates regarding executions and legislation introduced regarding the Death Penalty in Ohio.
IJPC just published our Winter 2017 newsletter. In it, read about the updates regarding the death penalty, an upcoming fundraiser for our immigration program, about our Dialogue Facilitator Training, an update for the Coalition for Immigrant Dignity, and our volunteer needs!
On January 20, 2017, a group of 50 community members joined with one another - unified together and celebrating the voices of those who advocate for the marginalized. IJPC partnered with Aly Wilson, a volunteer, and other collaborating organizations to not only give a platform for activists to speak about unity but also a chance for people to watch President Donald Trump's inaugural address. Seven speakers took the podium covering a wide range of topics and issues addressing the same prompt, "What does a just and peaceful America look like and how do we get there?"
On January 27th, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Trump made a statement and signed executive action that appear to be in opposition to one another.
This afternoon, President Trump announced two executive actions regarding immigration, including construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and increased capacity for enforcement of immigration laws. IJPC stands in solidarity with the immigrant community in Greater Cincinnati. We reject President Trump’s approach to immigration policies and his efforts to divide communities.