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March 2020 Alert: Another state abandons the death penalty

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty, as well as updates on significant Texas death penalty cases and coverage of the TCADP 2020 Annual Conference. We also have an issued an action alert for John Hummel, who is scheduled to be executed on March 18, 2020.

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TCADP 2019 Annual Conference to offer views from the front lines of the criminal justice system

Advocates from across Texas will gather this Saturday, February 16, 2019 at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin for the 21st annual conference of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). This event, Uniting for Justice, will feature workshops, a keynote address, and a panel discussion offering views from the front lines of the criminal justice system.

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December 2018 Alert: Honoring courage and commitment

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, we announce the recipients of our 2019 Appreciation, Courage, Media, and Founder’s Awards, which will presented at the TCADP 2019 Annual Conference in February in Austin. You’ll also find information about a death row exoneration in Florida and calls for the U.S. Supreme Court to act – again – in the Texas death penalty case of Bobby Moore.

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TCADP announces 2016 Conference Keynote Speaker, Panelists and Honorees

The TCADP 2016 Annual Conference Committee is delighted to announce our keynote speaker, panelists, and award recipients. Join us in Houston next February for the 2016 Annual Conference: At the Epicenter of the Death Penalty.

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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).

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What does Connecticut Repeal mean for Texas?

Last week in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, (“Time to End the Death Penalty in Texas,” April 10, 2012), columnist Bob Ray Sanders called on the abolition movement to “gather steam [and] wage an all-out legal assault and awareness campaign to change these barbaric laws one state legislature at a time.”  This call has already been […]

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Illinois Repeals Death Penalty

Today, March 9th, 2011, at 11:30 am, after almost two months of listening and reflection, Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signed SB 3539 into law, repealing the death penalty.   Illinois’ signing of its death penalty repeal bill into law is indicative of the momentum building nationally to end the death penalty. “For me, this was […]