TCADP invites all members and supporters in the Houston area to join us for upcoming events, including the next installment in our Fair & Just Lunch Series.
Join TCADP in Austin for the Bi-Monthly lunch series, support the TCADP table at the MLK Festival, or help deliver the annual report to Texas state legislators. Learn more and RSVP.
We hope you had a wonderful holiday! We wanted to make sure you were aware of these upcoming opportunities for engagement in the North Texas area during January and February. We hope to see you soon.
The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Edgar Tamayo on January 22, 2014 for the 1994 murder of Officer Guy Gaddis of the Houston Police Department. Tamayo, who is a Mexican national, was denied his right to seek consular assistance after his arrest, as required under article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Read more about his case here. Please note that the scheduled execution of Edgardo Cubas has been moved from January 16 to May 29, 2014. Currently, seven additional executions are scheduled to take place in Texas over the next five months.
Thanks to your steadfast support and participation, we are dismantling the death penalty county-by-county. TCADP cannot continue this work without you! View this slideshow of highlights from some of our events over the past year.
Thirty-one years ago today, the State of Texas officially resumed executions, putting Charlie Brooks to death for the 1976 murder of David Gregory. That was also the nation’s first execution by lethal injection, a new method concocted by a legislator and former chief medical examiner in Oklahoma. Reverend Carroll Pickett, who served as the chaplain at […]
If you missed the monthly TCADP alert sent on December 3, see this post for more information about coming events, breaking news, and ways you can be involved in ending the death penalty in Texas.
The TCADP Board of Directors is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2014 Annual Awards, which will be presented at our 2014 Annual Conference on February 22, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. Awardees include two state legislators, a legislative aide, two extraordinary activists who have advanced TCADP’s efforts in the Metroplex, and a longtime member in Houston.