Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fwd: OADP Annual Meeting June 27

Jeff Ellis to speak at
Annual  Meeting
June 27, 2012

The Annual Meeting of Members of OADP will be held June 27, 2012, at 6:15 p.m.  It will be held in:
Moriarty Auditorium
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus
705 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR  97217
A campus map is available at this link.  Moriarty Auditorium is located the building marked "MAHB."

Members will hear a report of the activities and financial condition of OADP and elect directors and officers for the coming year.

Following the Annual Meeting, at 7:00 p.m., OADP Board member and nationally known capital defense attorney Jeffrey Ellis will speak on the topic:
40 Years Since Furman: How We Can Abolish the Death Penalty, Again

June 29th marks the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Furman v Georgia, which ruled all state death penalty statutes unconstitutional.  In the wake of four states replacing their death penalty in the past four years, the historic perspective on Furman and subsequent decisions sets the context for our current efforts in Oregon and nationally.

Jeff Ellis currently serves as Capital Resource Counsel for Oregon, providing assistance to Oregon attorneys representing individuals facing or under a death sentence. Mr. Ellis is also an adjunct professor teaching capital punishment law at Lewis and Clark Law School.  He previously taught at the University of Texas and Seattle University law schools.

Please invite friends, family, neighbors and anyone who cares about justice in Oregon to this talk.

According to OADP's by-laws and Board resolutions, members eligible to vote at Annual Meeting are those who have made a financial contribution to the organization of $10 or more during the twelve months preceding the meeting.  All supporters are welcome to attend, but only members meeting this test may vote.  If you haven't made a financial contribution in the past year and would like to vote, please mail your check so it is received by June 25th, or make a contribution online at our website,

At the meeting, the current Board will propose slates of directors and officers to serve for the following year.  If you would like to serve on the Board or as an officer, or wish to nominate someone to serve, please e-mail your nomination to so that it is received by June 20th, or call 503-990-7060 by that date.
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Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
P.O. Box 361
Portland, Oregon 97207-0361

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