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DPF Speakers Bureau

Who We Are

Death Penalty Focus (DPF) is a nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1988, dedicated to abolishing capital punishment through public education, grassroots and political organizing, media outreach, local and nationwide coalition building, and the education of religious, legislative and civic leaders about the death penalty and its alternatives. Death Penalty Focus has several local California chapters, affiliates around the country, and 80,000 members worldwide. In addition to its organizing and political education work, DPF produces and disseminates numerous brochures, newsletters, press releases and Op-Eds, sends frequent email bulletins and action alerts, mobilizes public demonstrations around executions and holds various statewide and national conferences about the death penalty.

What We Can Offer

We would be happy to send a speaker to your church, school or organization to discuss the issue of the death penalty. We can show videos, provide you with informational materials and answer questions. We would be happy to try to find a speaker that will connect with your audience. Our speakers are attorneys, friends and family of death row inmates, murder victims' family members, activists and scholars and most can speak on a variety of topics.

To Request a Speaker:

To request a speaker, please submit the Speaker Request Form, either online or .pdf document (requires Adobe Reader). If you download the speaker request form, you can submit it via mail, e-mail, or fax (instructions provided on form). We will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your request. Please contact us at or call us at 415-243-0143 with any questions.

Online Speaker Request Form

Speaker Request Form (.pdf)


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