We know it’s a holiday week but if you read nothing else, please read this. In less than a week, Kevin Johnson (KJ to those who know him) is set to be murdered by the state of Missouri. He, his daughter, and his grandchild all need our help. In this moving open letter, we see who Kevin is today to the people who know and love him: a proud father and grandfather, a man who has found comfort and guidance in his faith. And we see how he’s grown since making one terrible choice as a 19-year-old kid who had just watched his little brother die.
The criminal legal system does not prevent or end harm, but instead, perpetuates it—and the death penalty is the greatest example of this.The state should not be allowed to take a life. Taking KJ’s life doesn’t resolve anything, but it will irreparably harm his daughter, his grandchild, and everyone who loves him. So, we need your help.
Call or email Governor Parson to demand #ClemencyForKJ! Call at 573-751-3222 or email here. Call and email scripts are available in this toolkitfrom Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty’s (MADP). We now have 6 days to use our voices and our bodies to demand that Governor Mike Parson grant clemency to Kevin Johnson. We’re asking you to join us in making noise to save KJ’s life.