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Citizens for a Moratorium on Federal Executions

ORGANIZATION

"Citizens for a Moratorium on Federal Executions is a diverse group of prominent Americans that has called upon Presidents Bush and Clinton to declare a moratorium on federal executions pending a thorough review and full debate of the fairness of the federal capital punishment process."

Members listed as of October 2006, though obviously this is an older list, as some are deceased: Mary Frances Berry, Julian Bond, Alan Cranston, Kerry Kennedy, Lloyd Cutler, Thomas Eagleton, Rev. Joseph A. Fiorenza, John Hope Franklin, Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton, Wade Henderson, Antonia Hernandez, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, Jesse Jackson, Fred Korematsu, Anthony T. Kronman, Rev. James Lawson, Jr., Norman Lear, Jack Lemmon, Robert Litt, Joseph Lowery, Roger Cardinal Mahony, Irvin Nathan, Angela E. Oh, Mario G. Obledo, Robert Reich, Arturo Rodriguez, Michael Rosier, Rabbi David Saperstein, H. Lee Sarokin, Stanley K. Sheinbaum, Sidney Sheinberg, Paul Simon, George Soros, Barbra Streisand, John Van de Kamp, Arturo Vargas, Rev. C. T. Vivian, Rev. Jim Wallis, Bud Welch, Elie Wiesel.

Official Website:
http://www.federalmoratorium.org/

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary Frances Berry
Government
17-Feb-1938   Civil Rights Commissioner, 1980-2004
Julian Bond
Activist
14-Jan-1940   NAACP Chairman, 1998-2010
Alan Cranston
Politician
19-Jun-1914 31-Dec-2000 US Senator from California, 1969-93
Lloyd Cutler
Attorney
10-Nov-1917 8-May-2005 White House Counsel for Carter, Clinton
Thomas Eagleton
Politician
4-Sep-1929 4-Mar-2007 US Senator from Missouri, 1969-87
John Hope Franklin
Historian
2-Jan-1915 25-Mar-2009 From Slavery to Freedom
Wade Henderson
Activist
1948   Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Jesse Jackson
Activist
8-Oct-1941   Rainbow Coalition
Kerry Kennedy
Activist
8-Sep-1959   Human rights activist
Norman Lear
Film/TV Producer
27-Jul-1922   Creator of All in the Family
Jack Lemmon
Actor
8-Feb-1925 27-Jun-2001 The Odd Couple
Joseph Lowery
Activist
6-Oct-1921   Co-Founder of the SCLC
Roger Cardinal Mahony
Religion
27-Feb-1936   Cardinal, Archbishop of Los Angeles
Robert Reich
Government
24-Jun-1946   US Secretary of Labor, 1993-97
Sid Sheinberg
Business
14-Jan-1935   President and COO of MCA, 1973-95
Paul Simon
Politician
29-Nov-1928 9-Dec-2003 US Senator, one-time Presidential candidate
George Soros
Business
12-Aug-1930   Financial speculator
Barbra Streisand
Singer
24-Apr-1942   You Don't Bring Me Flowers
John Van de Kamp
Government
1936   Attorney General of California, 1982-91
Elie Wiesel
Activist
30-Sep-1928   Anti-Holocaust and human-rights activist


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