June 2014 Alert: Attorney General Upholds Shroud of Secrecy in TX Lethal Injection Process

Read more about the Office of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issuing an order that defends secrecy at the expense of open government – reversing the position his office took in three prior opinions in recent years. This June alert also includes info on upcoming executions, death penalty developments and coming events.

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TCADP April Alert: Executions Continue in Texas with New Drug Supply, More Secrecy

The State of Texas is scheduled to carry out three executions this month, using a newly obtained supply of pentobarbital. Late last week, a state judge ordered the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to disclose the source of the new drug supply, rejecting arguments that such information should be kept secret because of “security concerns.” On Friday, however, the Texas Supreme Court blocked the judge’s order and stopped the release of information to attorneys for two inmates scheduled for execution in April. Further litigation and appeals are pending. This Alert also includes information on upcoming regional events. Check it out!

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We are Amplifying Austin! We won the extra $1000!

Thanks to your incredible support and generosity, TCADP won an extra $1,000 for having the most donors between 1:00 and 2:00 PM through the Amplify Austin campaign!! So far, we’ve raised more than $3,100 with donations ranging from $20 to $500 (not including that extra $1,000). It’s been a great day!

Until 6pm, you can give at https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/TCADP/overview

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TCADP Annual Conference Countdown!

We are so excited about the 120+ folks who have pre-registered for the TCADP 2014 Annual Conference: “Lighting the Way”, which will take place this weekend, Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas at University Christian Church.

If you have not registered yet, there’s still time! We have provided a headcount to the caterers. If you know you are coming, please register online by THURSDAY or let us know at 512-441-1808 / info@tcadp.org that you are coming and plan to pay at the door

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February 2014 TCADP Alert: Scheduled Execution, 2/22 Conference Workshops, and Upcoming Events

Please don’t miss this TCADP February alert highlighting ways you can be engaged in ending the death penalty in Texas: protest the scheduled execution of Suzanne Basso in February, attend the 2014 Annual Conference “Lighting the Way” happening February 22, and read the Winter edition of the TCADP Quarterly newsletter. We want to see you in Fort Worth in February so don’t miss the TCADP Annual Conference and other special upcoming events.

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