TX Gov. Greg Abbott and TX Board of Pardons- Stop the Execution of John Gardner

TX GOV. GREG ABBOTT, TX BOARD OF PARDONS

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Texas has set an execution date of January 15th, 2020 for John Gardner, who was convicted in the 2005 murder of Tammy Gardner. More information about this case is here.

Texas' aggressive execution schedule marks it as an outlier in its use of the death penalty while the majority of other states are on a downward trend of executions.

Please sign the petition asking Governor Abbott and the Texas Board of Pardons to do everything within their power to stop this execution, including issuing a stay, and seeking a path to clemency in the case.


Petition by
Kyle Rubin
Toledo, Ohio
Sponsored by

To: TX GOV. GREG ABBOTT, TX BOARD OF PARDONS
From: [Your Name]

We are writing to ask that you stop the January 15th execution of John Gardner, who was convicted in the 2005 murder of Tammy Gardner.

We are concerned that while the vast majority of states with capital punishment continue on a downward trend of executions, Texas has continued to go against trend by carrying on an aggressive execution schedule. If the execution of Gardner is carried out, this will be the state’s 10th execution in less than 12 months. Texas' execution schedule goes against the national trend as more states are abandoning the death penalty in law or practice, whereas Texas is now only 1 of about 8 states that actively uses the death penalty.

We, the undersigned, ask that you do everything within your power to stop this execution, including issuing a stay, and seeking a path to clemency in the case.