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MoveOn.org Praises Oklahoma Court’s Decision to Stay Execution of Richard Glossip

Mark Crain, campaign director for MoveOn.org Civic Action, had the following statement in response to the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals’ decision to issue a two-week stay in the execution of Richard Glossip:

“We are deeply relieved that—despite Gov. Mary Fallin’s failure to act—Richard Glossip has won two more weeks to prove his innocence after coming within three hours of being executed for a crime many believe he did not commit.

“MoveOn members have fought hard to save the life of Richard Glossip. More than 250,000 Americans hailing from every state have signed a MoveOn petition, started by Sister Helen Prejean and actress Susan Sarandon, calling for a stay of execution. This week, MoveOn members made more than 7,000 phone calls to the governor’s office pleading for her to stop Richard’s execution and took over the homepage ads of the Oklahoman’s website with our call for justice.”

“We will continue to fight to save Richard’s life and for systemic reform to fix our broken criminal justice system.”