KCADP welcomes the introduction of HB 2167 which would repeal the Kansas death penalty and replace it with life in prison without parole for the most serious murders in Kansas. An eloquent appeal for abolition was just published in the Wichita Eagle by Floyd Bledsoe, who spent over 15 years in Kansas prison even though he was innocent of murder. You can read that oped by … [Read more...] about Abolition Bill Introduced!
Dear Friends, Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Since its founding in 2012, Giving Tuesday is now an international day devoted to celebrating and encouraging giving. In 2015, people from all over the world made online donations to non-profit organizations which amounted to over $116 million raised. Giving Tuesday is a day for everyone, everywhere … [Read more...] about Remember KCADP on Giving Tuesday!
“It feels like revenge to me” was how Larned resident Celeste Dixon described her journey with the death penalty system in Texas following the August 18, 1986 murder of her mother Marguerite Dixon. She spoke Saturday at the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty Abolition Conference in Olathe. Ms. Dixon interacted with Harris County Texas prosecutors and attended the … [Read more...] about Kansans Hear First Hand Testimony of Death Penalty’s Impact
Dear Friends, We are writing because we are at a crossroads. KCADP is transitioning to an all-volunteer organization as of May 6th. as the grant funding that provided the resources for paid staff has ended. KCADP staff will go on to other challenges. We know they will succeed at those ventures. They are some of the finest people we have had the privilege of working … [Read more...] about To All Our Supporters
Click on the image to download the flyer. All are welcome! We hope to see you there! … [Read more...] about Join us in Lawrence May 21 to hear from Kansas exoneree Floyd Bledsoe!
On April 27, the Kansas Legislature returns for the final portion of the 2016 Legislative Session. And they do so under grim conditions: our state faces a $290 million dollar budget hole and no one knows how to fix it. This will surely mean cuts to programs and services that people have a real need for and care deeply about. One program that should for sure be on the table … [Read more...] about ACTION ALERT
Dear Friend, In the first week of session, we saw Rep. Steven Becker and 16 other House Members introduce HB 2515, a bill to end the death penalty in Kansas. Last week, we saw those legislators, joined by Floyd Bledsoe and community leaders from across the state hold a press conference calling attention to HB 2515 and showing their support for ending the death penalty THIS … [Read more...] about Call Speaker Ray Merrick Now!
Click here to read the details of KCADP's Bill Sponsors Press Conference. … [Read more...] about Bill Sponsors Press Conference
HOUSE BILL No. 2515 will abolish the death penalty in Kansas and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. Please mention the Bill number 2515, when you contact your legislators urging them to vote "Yes" for repeal. Click here to read the bill. Share this information with your friends and spread the word! … [Read more...] about Kansas Repeal Bill is HOUSE BILL No. 2515