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James Clark is the Death Penalty Repeal Organizer for the ACLU of Southern California and served as the Southern California Coordinator of the YES on Prop 34 Campaign, the ballot initiative to replace California's death penalty. James previously worked as the Coordinator of Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, a nonprofit organization working to end capital punishment in Georgia, where he was a leader in the movement to stop the execution of Troy Davis. James graduated from UCLA with a degree in the Study of Religion before earning a Master's of Divinity at Emory University's Candler School of Theology.
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Budgeting Life and Death

By James Clark, ACLU of Southern California at 1:42pm
The state of California has no budget, no money for child care centers and college students, and no hope that these problems will be solved anytime soon. But take heart, California, what we do have is a state-of-the-art death chamber. And soon we will have the best and brightest death row housing facility. Can anyone in Sacramento say “priorities”?

How Would You Spend $64 Million?

By James Clark, ACLU of Southern California at 2:34pm

Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Homer is so broke he breaks into his daughter's piggy bank, only to find it full of IOUs from himself?

On Wednesday, that scene was reenacted in Sacramento, with Gov. Schwarzenegger playing the…

Cut This: The Death Penalty

By James Clark, ACLU of Southern California at 11:29am

California’s governor has proposed closing the state’s $20 billion budget gap with a drastic cuts-only approach, slashing funding for vital human services without working to increase revenue. Yet one state program seems to be immune from…

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