Our intent is public witness of our opposition to killing by the state. We know and understand that this Fast & Vigil is part of an ongoing, determined campaign to abolish the death penalty. We will use our anger at injustice as a nonviolent force for change.We will act with respect toward those who oppose our point of view. We will respect the decisions of those organizing this nonviolent action. Our attitude as conveyed through words, symbols and actions will be one of respect toward all, including police officers and other government officials, members of the community at large, and all vigil participants.
Accordingly, while participating in the Fast & Vigil:
~ I will carry no weapons~ I will not vandalize~ I will not use or carry alcohol or illegal drugs~ I will not use abusive or insulting language~ I will not run, or otherwise make threatening motions~ I will not assault – either verbally or physically – those who oppose or disagree with us, even if they assault us~ I will protect those who oppose us from insult or attack~ I will honor the directions of the designated coordinators. In the event of serious disagreement, I will remove myself from the Fast & Vigil~ I will return to my community and renew my work to end the death penalty.~ I believe my physical and mental health is generally good, such that my participation presents no threat to myself or others. ~ I agree to stay aware of my health and to look out for the general health and well being of those around me~ Should I need medical attention, I agree to seek it or leave the event.