This year we are holding three separate Regional Abolition Conferences in order to give everyone a better opportunity to attend! Check out the locations listed below and sign up to attend! You can attend one or all three, it is up to you! Kansas City Regional Abolition Conference | Oct. 9 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm RAINBOW MENNONITE CHURCH | 1444 SOUTHWEST BLVD | … [Read more...] about The 2014 Abolition Conference is right around the corner!
Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for more information on Turnaround Tuesdays. Modeled after Moral Mondays in North Carolina, people and coalitions will be gathering on the south lawn of the State House each Tuesday September 2nd though November 4th at 5:30 p.m. Each of these gatherings will be power-packed and brief, focusing on a specific … [Read more...] about KCADP to participate in Turnaround Tuesday
KCADP applauds the actions of the Kansas Democratic party in making abolition a part of the party platform. The State Democratic Party Platform now contains an official plank that states: "Kansas Democrats believe the death penalty is costly, subject to error, and discriminatory on its application. Therefore, we believe the death penalty in Kansas should … [Read more...] about Kansas Democratic Party adds Repeal language to Party Platform
Mark your calendars! You won't want to miss Champions for Change! We look forward to seeing you there! … [Read more...] about Save the Date for our annual Champions for Change!
We here at KCADP are gearing up for busy fall! Make sure you stay tuned! Details are coming soon about the multiple events we will be holding across the entire state this fall! Do you want KCADP to come to your area? Just contact us here and we will help plan your local event! KCADP is getting a new look and we are … [Read more...] about KCADP is gearing up -Stay Tuned!
We, at the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty (KCADP), continue to be shocked and horrified by the deeds of the Carr brothers, who were convicted in 2002 of multiple Wichita murders. Like every murder that impacts our communities, such crimes deserve severe punishment. Our hearts break for the victims and their families who want to put these … [Read more...] about Carr Brothers – Kansas Supreme Court Ruling
Traditional and social media around the nation are once again afire with the news of yet another botched execution yesterday of convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood. We extend every sympathy to the victims and families of horrific crimes. We believe that society needs to be protected and murderers held accountable for their actions. In this … [Read more...] about Botched Execution in Arizona
Did you happen to miss KTWU's latest "I've Got Issues" program, when the death penalty in Kansas was discussed? Bummed you didn't get to see the interview with Sister Helen Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking?" Disappointed that you missed our very own Mary Sloan and Ron Wurtz talk about the benefits of repealing the death penalty in Kansas? Don't worry you can … [Read more...] about The Death Penalty in Kansas…I've got Issues with that!
Senate Substitute for HB 2389 was defeated late Friday! Our deep concern was that the bill would restrict and shorten the death penalty appeals process, greatly increasing the risk of death for those wrongfully convicted. We appreciate your support of KCADP and strong advocacy in contacting both the House and Senate members throughout the session. It made a … [Read more...] about HB 2389 has been Defeated!
Traditional and social media around the nation are exploding with the news of last night’s botched execution of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett. Lockett died after the State of Oklahoma, using a new and untested drug combination, aborted the procedure when it was clear that the execution was not proceeding as planned. News reports and witnesses relate … [Read more...] about Botched Execution in Oklahoma