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.

Organizational Affiliates

For our most current list of affiliates please click here.