On Tuesday, local faith leaders and activists against the death penalty rallied at the Texas State Capitol to protest the pending execution of John Henry Ramirez.

The Evangelical group Vote Common Good hosted the rally with Death Penalty Action to deliver 15,000 petition signatures to Gov. Greg Abbott urging him to halt the execution.

“We think the state should not be killing its own citizens or anyone,” said Doug Pagitt, the Executive Director of Vote Common Good. “We don’t think anyone is helped by killing people who kill people.” …

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