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TCADP August 2016 Alert: Demanding justice

In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll find information about the three executions scheduled to occur in Texas this month and an opportunity to take action to stop the execution of Jeff Wood, who was sentenced to death under the Texas Law of Parties. You’ll also find a preview of some exciting events we’re hosting this fall.

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All five United Methodist Annual Conferences in Texas take a stand against the death penalty

At their 2016 gatherings, the Rio Texas, Central Texas, and Northwest Texas Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church passed resolutions in support of abolition of the death penalty. All five United Methodist Conferences in Texas have now taken a stand on this issue.

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Nebraska repeals the death penalty

This afternoon, Nebraska became the 19th U.S. state to abandon the death penalty.  Legislators successful overrode Governor Pete Rickett’s veto of LB 268, a bill that replaces the death penalty with life without the possibility of parole.  According to the Death Penalty Information Center, Nebraska is the first predominantly Republican state to abolish the death penalty in more […]

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Texas House Committee to Hear Death Penalty Repeal Bill

Today, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will hold a public hearing on House Bill (HB) 1527, which calls for the repeal of the death penalty in Texas. The bill is sponsored by State Representative Jessica Farrar (House District 148 – Houston).