Today marks 38 years since the United States Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty and paved the way for the resumption of executions. The Court’s decision in Gregg vs. Georgia on July 2, 1976 found that the new death penalty laws of several states (including Texas) “promised” to make the process fairer and less arbitrary.
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
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.
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In this edition: Learn more about the two scheduled executions for this month, deadlines for the TCADP Lobby Corps applications and Annual Award nominations, as well as multiple TCADP events to be held in Denton, Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Harris, and Travis Counties this month.
In this edition: Check out the TCADP Summer 2013 Newsletter, read about the FBI’s investigation into potentially faulty science in 27 death penalty cases, hear Anthony Graves’ perspective on solitary confinement, and look for upcoming events in your area – including a Sister Helen Prejean visit in September.
Read about the three upcoming executions scheduled for July, the press coverage of TCADP and Texas’ 500th Execution, case updates on Rigoberto Avila, Jr. and Duane Buck, the TCADP 2013 membership drive as well as coming events in July in Austin, El Paso, and Calhoun County. Extend the reach of this alert and share on your social media sites!
On June 26, 2013, the state will carry out its 500th execution when Kimberly McCarthy is put to death at 6pm this evening. Her execution had twice been delayed, initially […]