Monday, March 19, 2012

Bruce Springsteen to address death penalty at only N.C. stop

Posted By on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Bruce Springsteen will once again lend his support to People of Faith Against the Death Penalty when he makes his only scheduled North Carolina stop on his Wrecking Ball Tour tonight, March 19, at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Boss has hosted the group at concerts around the state since 2000, including stops in Charlotte, encouraging fans to support and get involved with PFADP.

“The death penalty is a question of the soul as well as one of public policy and Bruce knows that if people really look at the administration of the death penalty they will not like what they find, with racial bias and wrongful convictions so glaring, leaving victims without any real help, the community brutalized, and taxpayers footing a huge bill,” Stephen Dear, PFADP’s executive director, says.

Springsteen donated four tickets and passes to a side-stage E Street Lounge often visited by members of the E Street Band before their shows. PFADP sold the tickets.

PFADP, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1994 with a mission to educate and mobilize faith communities to act to abolish the death penalty in the United States, will have a table set up at the concert to distribute literature, as well as collect donations and petition signatures.

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