Sheila Garrett

Fight to save life of wrongfully convicted Texan

When I first heard the story of Melissa Lucio, scheduled for execution just weeks away now, on April 27, I was shocked but not surprised. I had heard stories like this for decades.

When I lived in Maine, one of my neighbors was a direct descendant of one of the last men put to death in the state, a case that led to the abolition of the death penalty there.

Years later, in 2011, I travelled to Georgia during the weeks leading up to the execution of Troy Davis, who was wrongfully convicted and also executed. I learned that our system of justice is tangled up in political power dynamics and not the ideal in which I was educated to believe.

I urge you: Please - learn Melissa's story carefully.

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Let us stand up and respond to the racism that is so engrained in our society

An open letter to Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch: I'm listening to the testimony of Capitol and other D.C. police officers as they share the trauma of Jan. 6, as I grieve for them and for our country. It is so painful but so...

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Bos-Lun: brings her whole self to whatever she does

I've known Michelle Bos-Lun for 20 years. We taught together at The Meeting School, a Quaker School in New Hampshire. Later, I worked for her at Youth Services in Brattleboro on the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP). We have also served together on the board of the Lyman...

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Pipeline action: small but significant steps in righting wrongs

Over the past few weeks, I began the process of transferring my very small bank accounts from TD Bank to River Valley Credit Union. I'd been meaning to do it for some time, but I was determined to make the change when I heard that TD Bank is one of the major funders of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. I also contacted Rep. Peter Welch and Senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy, urging them to join with Reps.

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