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 U.S. Supreme granted a last-minute stay of execution to Ruben Gutierrez, who was scheduled to be put to death on July 16, 2024. It is the second time in four years he has received an 11th hour reprieve from the Court.

In the 25 years Gutierrez has spent on death row, he has consistently maintained he did not kill Ms. Harrison and has sought DNA testing of crime scene evidence to support his innocence. 

Attend Events
This month, TCADP is hosting membership meetups in Austin, Dallas and Houston, as well as an online meeting of our book group.

Learn more about these events and sign up to participate!

Get Informed
As of July 17, 2024:

– Texas has executed two people.

– Juries in Hidalgo, Johnson, and Tarrant counties have imposed new death sentences.

– The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has changed the sentences of two men, removing them from death row.


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.


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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