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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:59 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders to be Honored at Death Penalty Focus Dinner - May 7, 2017

Apr 20, 2017, 10:00 ET


SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will receive the 2017 Abolition Award from Death Penalty Focus at its 26th Annual Awards Dinner on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

"Senator Sanders was the first presidential candidate in nearly 30 years to forcefully declare his opposition to the death penalty and was instrumental in getting the Democratic Party to adopt abolition of capital punishment as a plank in its official platform last summer," said DPF President Mike Farrell. "I can't think of anyone who deserves the honor more."

Jane Sanders will present the award to her husband.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Joan Baez will receive the Justice in the Arts Award. A lifelong activist and humanitarian, Baez has never wavered in the fight for abolition of capital punishment.

Tickets are on sale now. For table prices and sponsor levels, contact dpf@mtaevents.com, or call 818-814-6670. To purchase individual tickets, visit http://abolitionawards.com/tickets/

With more than 150 thousand supporters, Death Penalty Focus is one of the world's largest organizations solely dedicated to ending capital punishment. For nearly three decades, DPF has worked to raise public awareness, mobilize grassroots activists, build coalitions, and educate policy makers about the death penalty and its alternatives.


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