About Us

The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) is a grassroots membership organization comprised of individuals and groups who work to end the death penalty in all cases, everywhere. We are an inclusive organization composed of human rights activists; crime victims and their families; persons working within the criminal justice system; persons opposed to capital punishment on religious and moral grounds; death row prisoners and their families; and other concerned citizens opposed to capital punishment.

We invite and elicit support from all peoples, all races, and all classes, within & outside of Texas. TCADP is affiliated with the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP).

TCADP is involved in many activities to abolish the death penalty.

  • Public Education
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Grassroots Organizing
  • Speakers’ Bureau
  • Victims’ Outreach
  • Coalition Building
  • Media Outreach
  • Clemency Campaigns
  • Religious and Civic Outreach
  • Independent Research
  • Conferences, Trainings, and Events

How is TCADP organized?

The TCADP is a state-wide, non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. It is governed by a Board of Directors, which sets policy, develops strategies and plans of action, and raises funds to support the organization’s work.