Death penalty: Guilty on all counts

Campaign to End the Death Penalty National Convention 2007

The Campaign to End the Death Penalty held its seventh annual convention on November 10 and 11 in Chicago, with 100 people from across the country attending. 

The two-day convention was packed with emotion, sorrow, determination and inspiration from the very beginning, when Kenneth Foster Sr. gave greetings to the convention and read a speech written by his son, Kenneth Foster Jr., who was himself pulled from the clutches of the death penalty's grip just a few months ago. 

There were more than a dozen plenary and workshop sessions, with special guest speakers, former death row prisoners, family members of those on death row, plus Campaign members from around the country. 

In this issue, we are printing excerpts from the speeches of some of the speakers at this year’s convention.