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Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

TCADP is a statewide advocacy organization working to end the death penalty. Join our cause today!

Stop Executions
The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Ivan Cantu on February 28, 2024, for a crime he maintains he did not commit: killing his cousin James Mosqueda and James’s fiancé, Amy Kitchen, in Far North Dallas in 2000. Disturbed by the prospect they heard false and misleading testimony, some of the jurors who sentenced Cantu to death want his case to be reviewed.  Learn more about Cantu and sign the petition created by his spiritual advisor, Sister Helen Prejean.

Attend Events
The TCADP 2024 Annual Conference: Creating Conscious Communities will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Martin University Center on the campus of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Join us for an inspiring day of education and advocacy! Read about our keynote speaker, Ms. Opal Lee, as well as our panelists and award recipients. Register today!


Get Informed
According to TCADP’s report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2023: The Year in Review, the death penalty remains geographically isolated within Texas. More than half of the thirteen scheduled execution dates last year came from just three counties: Dallas (three); Harris (two); and Bowie (2).

Juries in just eleven counties have imposed death sentences since 2019. Learn more.


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Who We Are

TCADP is the only statewide grassroots advocacy organization dedicated solely to ending the death penalty in Texas. Together with local, state, and national partners, TCADP is working to reduce use of the death penalty in Texas and, ultimately, end this arbitrary, irreversible, and unfair punishment.

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Texas Death Penalty Facts

Learn more about the history of the death penalty in Texas by visiting Texas Death Penalty Facts.

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