November 23, 2017
Who Are We?

The Committee to Free Jarvis Jay Masters was started by a group of Jarvis's friends. Some of us had known Jarvis for many years; others began supporting him more recently. We began to formally coordinate our efforts when we decided to bring Jarvis's situation to the attention of the world.

We are a diverse group of women and men of different ages, races, backgrounds and professions. We are lawyers and private investigators, teachers and school counselors, web developers, writers, editors, journalists, yoga instructors, musicians, and Buddhist priests and nuns. We are connected to many like-minded people and groups across America and the world. What we have in common is our deep affection for Jarvis and a strong need to obtain justice for him and others in similar situations. Many of us practice Buddhism of various traditions. Some of us are Christians, some are Jews, but all of us are united in the belief that capital punishment must be abolished.