Richard Glossip Needs Our Help

And time is of the essence

There are two bills in the Oklahoma House Judiciary Committee that are important to Rich’s case. The prosecutor has crucial evidence which was never produced. These bills would free him to release this evidence to Rich’s lawyers.

Please contact the members of the judiciary committee, especially Chairman Rande Worthen, and let them know that:

  • House Bill 2219 (Disclosure of Evidence After Conviction), and
  • House Bill 2220 (Prosecutor Conduct Review Panel)

are important pieces of legislation that must move out of the committee so they can be heard on the floor of the House of Representatives. The judiciary committee has the chance to kill these bills without a hearing.

We can’t let that happen!

Please contact Chairman Worthen and the other committee members and POLITELY ask them to move House Bills 2219 and 2220 out of the committee and to the House of Representatives where they can be heard.

For more case information, please visit the Save Richard Glossip site and follow his story at:

Judiciary Committee Members

Name                          Phone                         Email                                         

Rande Worthen          (405) 557-7398           rande.worthen@okhouse.gov

Gerrid Kendrix            (405) 557-7369           gerrid.kendrix@okhouse.gov

Carol Bush                   (405) 557-7359           carol.bush@okhouse.gov

Jose Cruz                     (405) 557-7397           jose.cruz@okhouse.gov

Ross Ford                    (405) 557-7347           ross.ford@okhouse.gov

Jason Lowe                 (405) 557-7367           jason.lowe@okhouse.gov

Stan May                     (405) 557-7338           stan.may@okhouse.gov

Lonnie Sims                (405) 557-7340           lonnie.sims@okhouse.gov

Danny Sterling            (405) 557-7349           danny.sterling@okhouse.gov

Judd Strom                  (405) 557-7402           judd.strom@okhouse.gov

 

I heard an owl call last night
Homeless and confused
I stood naked and bewildered
By the evil people do.

Up upon a hill there is a terrible sign
That tells the story of what darkness waits
When we leave the light behind.

Don’t tell me hate is ever right or God’s will
Those are the wheels we put in motion ourselves
The whole world weeps and is weeping still
Though shaken I still believe
The best of what we all can be
The only peace this world will know
Can only come from love.

I am a voice calling out
Across the great divide
I am only one person
That feels they have to try
The questions fall like trees or dust
Rise like prayers above
But the only word is “Courage”
And the only answer “Love”.

Light every candle that you can
For we need some light to see
In the face of deepest loss,
Treat each other tenderly
The arms of God will gather in
Every sparrow that falls
And makes no separation
Just fiercely loves us all.

Songwriter: Carrie Newcomer

Why this song?

After 9/11, one of the few rays of hope I had was wondering what Carrie Newcomer would have to say about it. Truth is, there are 50 or more of her songs that embody the four points you mention about this playlist. [See down below in the Submit a Song section.]

I was lucky enough to see her live a few months later and heard this song for the first time, and I will never forget it. It moves me to tears every single time, now 19 years later. There are several mantra I live by that come from these lyrics. - Cory

Submit a song!

This playlist is a collaborative effort, so your input is not only welcome but vital! Please share a song with us. We're looking for:

  • music that reminds us what we’re struggling for;
  • music that reminds us of why it’s worth the struggle;
  • music that strengthens us when we need to be brave; that lifts up up when we’re feeling lost or helpless; that reminds us of our own power; that connects us through our common humanity;
  • songs we can sing when we’re facing down injustices in the world.