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- Diann Rust-Tierney Executive Director, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
- Peter Slevin national reporter for the Washington Post, based in Chicago
- Joshua Marquis District Attorney, Astoria Oregon also serves as a VP, National District Attorneys Association
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