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MVFR Seeks Texas-Based Organizer

TCADP coalition partner Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation (MVFR) seeks to hire a National/Texas Organizer. This person will be based in Texas and will work closely with TCADP to reach out to murder victims’ family members and build bridges with the broader victims’ community.Please see below for the job description; feel free to distribute this […]

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Obit Magazine on the Texas Death Penalty

“An old adage promises that the only definite things in life are death and taxes. Wrongdoers in the Lone Star state may read that differently: The only thing guaranteed in this life is ‘death in Texas.’” That’s the opening of a July 13 article that appeared in Obit, an online magazine that examines life through […]

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Last Minute News on TCADP Annual Conference

Raising Our Voices for AbolitionTexas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Annual Conference Saturday, February 21, 2009Schmidt-Jones Family Life Center First United Methodist Church1300 Lavaca, Austin, TX 78701 Online Registration will close on Friday at Noon, You are also welcome to register at the conference between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m., cash, check, and credit […]

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Larry Swearingen Gets Reprieve

MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press Writer © 2009 The Associated PressJan. 26, 2009, 12:28PM HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A federal appeals court has stopped this week’s scheduled execution of a man condemned for abducting, raping and strangling a 19-year-old suburban Houston woman 10 years ago.Larry Swearingen, 37, faced lethal injection Tuesday evening for the death of Melissa Trotter, […]

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Texas Death Penalty Machinery Set to "High" as Executions Resume

14 Executions Scheduled Over the Next Four Months FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, January 14, 2009 CONTACT: Kristin Houlé, Executive Director 512-441-1808 (office); 202-494-3578 (cell) (Austin, Texas) – The first U.S. execution of 2009 is scheduled to take place today in the state of Texas. Curtis Moore is set to be put to death for the […]

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Bill Berkowitz Highlights TCADP Annual Report in Religion Dispatches

Bill Berkowitz,a freelance writer and longtime observer of the conservative movement, has written a piece about the death penalty for Religion Dispatches that highlights information about TCADP’s 2008 Annual Report. Religion Dispatches is a daily online magazine dedicated to the analysis and understanding of religious forces in the world today, highlighting a diversity of progressive […]

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United Methodists Call for Abolition of the Death Penalty in Texas

The Worldwide United Methodist Church sent a message to Texas during the General Conference held in Ft. Worth, TX. The General Conference passed a resolution calling for the specific abolition of the death penalty in Texas. The United Methodist Church has had a position against the use of the death penalty for more than 50 […]

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"At the Death House Door" World Premiere

A number of TCADP board members and supporters attended the debut Sunday afternoon at the Paramount theatre in Austin, TX. The debut was well attended and well received. It is a great film. Do your best to attend a screening or see it when it airs on the Independent Film Channel, May 29! As dates […]