Ohioans to Stop Executions (OTSE) is the only single-issue death penalty repeal organization in Ohio. OTSE represents millions of Ohioans who oppose the death penalty, and we are the lead organization in the #NoDeathPenaltyOH campaign to abolish Ohio’s capital punishment system.
Click here or on the campaign image to be directed to the #NoDeathPenaltyOH campaign site. This site serves as the go-to hub for our supporters to track progress on the repeal bills, take action, and more.
Sample phone scripts for calling Senators on Senate Bill 103 “Hi, my name is ___ and I’m a constituent of Senator ___. I’m calling because I’m opposed to the death penalty and I wanted to express my support for Senate Bill 103. Ohio has sent 11 innocent people to death row. For every five people […]
A bipartisan bill introduced in the Ohio General Assembly is the latest effort to abolish capital punishment in Ohio. The state’s chapter of a national group called Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty has applauded that legislation, which is sponsored by some staunch conservatives in the Ohio House and Senate. Read and listen here.
Former governor, attorneys general: Ohio death penalty broken, costly and unjust. It must be repealed.
Forty years ago, several of us supported the crafting of Ohio’s death penalty law, believing it would be a fair and just system. Seeing it in operation has convinced us it is not. We urge the Ohio legislature to repeal what we helped wrought. Read more here.
Ohio has taken a major step toward recognizing the role of serious mental health impairments in our criminal justice system. People with severe mental illness will no longer be executed by the state, thanks to a bill approved by the legislature and signed by Gov. Mike DeWine. I am grateful to those legislators who championed […]