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Seeking Applications for the TCADP Lobby Corps!

Why wait until 2015 to become involved in the political process in Texas? Apply now to join the TCADP Lobby Corps!  This dedicated group of people works with our staff and board members to advance TCADP’s legislative goals.  Lobby Corps members played a significant role throughout the 2013 Texas Legislative Session, meeting regularly with dozens of legislative offices and educating our elected officials about the death penalty.

“The TCADP Lobby Corps has provided me with an opportunity to become actively involved in the movement to repeal capital punishment in Texas … At this stage, I see my role as being an information resource for legislators and their staffs regarding the use of the death penalty in Texas – as presented in the TCADP Annual Report – and as being a voter who shows up on a regular basis in their offices to remind them that there are others like me in Texas who support the abolition of capital punishment as a sentencing option for any crime.” – Jan Heinrichs, San Antonio

Read more from Jan and Lobby Corps member Kate Allen on pages 6-7 in our Spring 2013 Newsletter.

In order to build on the success of this program, which was established in 2012, TCADP now seeks to expand the Lobby Corps. We invite applications from other individuals, particularly those who live outside of Austin, who would like to be involved in our efforts.  While the primary work of the Lobby Corps is conducted when the legislature is in session, there will be multiple opportunities for advocacy and political engagement during the interim period between now and January 2015.

You don’t have to be a political junkie to participate – we’ll provide you with all the training, resources, and support you’ll need!

Read more about our expectations and commitments.

Interested individuals are encouraged to complete an online application or download the form and mail a completed application to the TCADP Office.  The deadline for applications is September 16, 2013.   Please direct questions about this program to TCADP Past President Bob Van Steenburg at

Mail applications to:

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
ATTN: Lobby Corps
2709 S. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

Thank you for your ongoing support for TCADP and our efforts to end the death penalty in Texas.  We look forward to receiving your applications!

-Kristin and the TCADP Team