[DP] Contribution to DP victim's family
r-woodward at tamu.edu
Wed Jan 5 09:19:46 CST 2005
Please see the note below about the tragedy that befell a victim's
family that recently spoke out against the death penalty.
I would like to propose that TCADP-BV make a contribution to this
cause. Unfortunately, our govenance structure is "loose," meaning
that what we can and cannot be do is not well defiined. Nonetheless,
if I hear no objections and get affirmation from at least 5 TCADP
members, I think we could do it (we do have enough money).
My proposal is for TCADP-BV to make matching contribution up to $50
to this cause. Please respond indicating if you think this is a good
idea and indicate if you'll be making a contribution.
On 25 Dec 2004 at 12:18, TCADP-BOARD01 at yahoogroups.com wrote:
> It is a rare occasion that a family speaks out for life and justice as did the
> Lastrapes Family of Houston prior to the execution of Dominique Green on October 26,
> 2004. Dominique was on death row for the murder of Andrew Lastrapes Sr.. Mr.
> Lastrapes wife, Bernatte and her two sons, Andre and Andrew all spoke out for mercy
> for Dominique. Andre and Andrew even visited Dominique on death row and then
> attended the protest vigil at the prison at the time of Dominique's execution.
> The Lastrapes' family home in Houston burned down on Thursday, just before
> Christmas. We would like to set up a fund to help them out since they are so poor.
> Checks should be made out to Bernatte Lastrapes Luckett and mailed to me at the
> following address:
> David Atwood
> 1802 Kipling St.
> Houston, TX 77098
> You can also contribute to this fund by writing a check to the Texas Coalition to
> abolish the death Penalty (TCADP) and sending it to me at the same address as
> Designatae on the cheeck that the money is for Bernatte Lastrapes Luckett. The TCADP
> is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
> The campaign will be run from now until the end of January. At the end of January,
> we will summarize the contributions and publish a report.
> We may also honor the Lastrapes Family at the TCADP Annual Conference on January 29,
> 2005 in Austin. Former Governor Ryan of Illinois will be the guest speaker at the
> Best wishes and happy holidays to everyone.
> Dave Atwood
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