Marilyn Shankle-Grant Visits to Son Before Execution

For: Marilyn Shankle-Grant
Fort Worth, TX
Organizer: Abraham Bonowitz
Marilyn Shankle-Grant Visits to Son Before Execution (Marilyn Shankle-Grant)
$11,381
of $15,000 goal
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Raised by 307 donors
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The Story

UPDATE: April 7, 2017: Good news! Paul Storey's April 12th, 2017 Texecution has been stayed pending further order of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which has ordered the trial court to develop the record in Paul's appeal. He will remain on death row pending resolution of the question. Read more here. Thank you!

AND - fight the death penalty itself with Death Penalty Action!  Sign the petition to stop the 8 Arkansas executions scheduled in ten days starting on Easter Monday at Death Penalty Action, and invest in our work to stop all executions here: https://www.youcaring.com/deathpenaltyactionorgastartuptostopexecutions-777172

Have an excellent weekend!

--abe

Abraham J. Bonowitz
Death Penalty Action
[email protected]
561-371-5204
@abrahambonowitz
@DeathPenaltyAct


UPDATE at 10:30pm on April 3, 2017:
Within hours of the BBC article being published, donors added the final $1500+ to exceed the original goal of $7500. Thank you. Please keep giving. Marilyn never told me about her house going to foreclosure due to her inability to work. I am certain she would feel uncomfortable asking for help with that. She has not asked me to say this, but I will. It would be terrific if supporters would help her keep from being homeless. An additional $8,000 is needed to stop the bank from taking her home. As stated in the article, there are other families in need, and we will make sure that additional funds contributed here are distributed appropriately.

--abe ([email protected]


ORIGINAL STORY STARTS HERE:
Paul Storey is scheduled to be executed in Texas on April 12, 2017 for the murder of Jonas Cherry. He regrets being involved in a crime where a man lost his life, and has come to terms with the fact that he may be executed. His mother, Marilyn Shankle-Grant, was devastated that her child was involved in someone's death, yet she and her family have never lost the love for her son. A small part of their experience was published recently, here, by The Marshall Project.

Not long ago Marilyn lost her job, and she needs to be able to focus on her family and help her son and herself get through the coming weeks. This effort seeks to help cover the costs of her rental car, eight-hour round trip drive, gas, food and two nights in a hotel room each week for six weeks. (Texas does not allow visits two days in a row, so she plans to visit, stay two nights, visit again and then drive home.) We are also raising funds for funeral expenses....

Marilyn wrote: Creation of life is a blessing not everyone receives. But those who are so blessed understand the responsibility that comes with it. And no one understands that responsibility more than a mother. To provide for our children we go above and beyond doing not what we want but what is necessary. I have shouldered all that I can emotionally and physically to protect my son. I protect my son with my presence. But my love and devotion to my son are not matched by the resources needed to make the trip as often as I am allowed to visit him. With a heavy heart I turn to my fellow human light to ask you to help me help my son face the darkness as his destruction approaches. I ask for your help with two things: financial support and also your prayers for my son, myself, our family, as well as for the family of his victim, Jonas Cherry, and the prison workers charged with taking his life. Thank you.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 10, 2017

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Posted on October 10, 2017

UPDATE!

Next week Marilyn Shankle-Grant will participate in the upcoming Texas Journey of Hope ...From Violence to Healing. See a powerful message from Shane Claiborne that explains the Texas Journey, here.

Marilyn will update us about Paul and her own struggles. There is nothing more powerful to fight the death penalty than putting the Voices of Experience in front of people - both in-person and through the mass media and social media. That's murder victim family members, death row family members, families of the executed, and wrongly convicted people - all standing up and telling their stories.

Everything you need to know about the upcoming #Texas Journey of Hope ...From Violence to Healing is at http://deathpenaltyaction.org/journeyofhope.

YOU can add to our impact today with a generous investment..Here is the link to use: https://www.youcaring.com/TXJourneyViolencetoHealing


Yours in the Struggle,

--abe

Abraham J. Bonowitz
Co-Director/Co-Founder
Death Penalty Action
[email protected]
561-371-5204
@abrahambonowitz
@DeathPenaltyAct


Posted on July 2, 2017

Posted on July 2, 2017


Greetings All,

Marilyn will be sharing her story this evening from the Fast & Vigil at the US Supreme Court. I hope you will tune in!  Or if it is too late for you, you can watch the recording tomorrow. Either way, please share the announcements!

Please share the following, and please tune in to the Live feed on Facebook after 6pm, post some "Likes" and comments on your favorite speakers, and also "Share" the live feed

Twitter

Join Starvin' for Justice LIVE on FB from 6:00 to 8:30pm from the US Supreme Court this evening  https://www.facebook.com/fastandvigil/)

Hear Voices of Experience on the #DeathPenalty LIVE on FB from 6:00 to 8:30pm in front Supreme Court https://www.facebook.com/fastandvigil/ - share!


FaceBook

Join Starvin' For Justice LIVE on Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fastandvigil/) from the US Supreme Court this evening (July 2) from 6pm to 8:30pm
TONIGHT - (and in Alphabetical order)
* Charity Lee, The Ella Foundation
* Delia Meyer, Sister of a Texas Death Row Prisoner
* Bill Pelke, Fast & Vigil co-founder, Murder Victim Family Member, Journey of Hope ...From Violence to Healing
* Kyle Rohen, Child of Executed Prisoner
* Magdaleno M. Rose-Avila, Executive Director, Witness to Innocence
* Marilyn Shankle-Grant, Mother of a Texas Death Row Prisoner

Visit http://www.abolition.org/fastandvigil/schedule.html for more details & the schedule of speakers for July 2!

Posted on May 23, 2017

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Posted on May 23, 2017


Dear Friends,

Marilyn has a new fund raiser to help support her trip to the 24th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty at the US Supreme Court. There she will share her story and help others understand how the death penalty harms people far beyond the victim and the killer. She is seeking a total of $1000 to cover the costs - invest here: https://www.gofundme.com/23g76cn4
Many thanks!

--abe

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