We are in the final stages of the 2014 Legislative Session and we here at KCADP have spent the bulk of our time fighting against a poorly thought-out bill -- Senate Substitute for House Bill 2389. This bill intended to accelerate the death penalty execution process. Its own process through the legislature involved a "gut-and-go" maneuver where the language from an … [Read more...] about The Legislative Session isn't over yet – We must stay vigilant!
Curtis McCarty: Death Row Exoneree Shares his experience at Donnelly College Donnelly College and the Archdiocese of Kansas hosts a talk and discussion with Curtis McCarty who will share his experience as an Oklahoma Death Row Exoneree on Tuesday, April 8th at 6:00pm. This talk will take place at the Donnelly College Community Event Center, 608 N 18th St, KCK 66102 … [Read more...] about Curtis McCarty to speak at Donnelly College!
KCADP would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You! to Tom Goldstein, an Exoneree and Kansas native. Mr. Goldstein partnered with us here in his home state to help fight against House Bill 2389, a bill that advocates speeding up the appeals process in death penalty cases. Tom Goldstein was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to a term of 27 years to life for … [Read more...] about Thank you Mr. Goldstein!
As Senate Substitute for HB 2389 (previously SB 257) moves to the House, it has been referred to a Conference Committee (three members of the House and three members of the Senate.) The Conference Committee will hold an Informational Hearing on March 5th at 1:30 pm, in Room 152 S. NOW is the time to take action! Please contact each member of the commitee … [Read more...] about ACT NOW – HB2389 Moves to the House
We have confirmed that the Senate will vote tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12th, on SB257/HB2389! Read the facts about SB257/HB2389 here. Please join us tomorrow at 2:30pm, in the Senate Chambers, and show your opposition to this bill! KCADP staff will hand out stickers so the Senate will be able to see on which side of this issue we … [Read more...] about Calling all Advocates! Senate to vote tomorrow!
The Kansas Senate will vote on SB 257/HB 2389 very soon! Read the facts about SB257 here. However, due to the inclement weather we have had over the last week, the Kansas Legislature is running a bit behind of schedule. We do know that this vote will take place at 2:30pm, but unfortunately at this point, we are unable to confirm a specific date for this … [Read more...] about Senate to vote on SB 257/HB 2389!
The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday January 27, 2014, to move forward SB 257, which limits the appeals process in death penalty cases. During this process, SB 257 was “grafted” onto an available House bill and it is now referred to as HB 2389. For all of you that attended the hearings and contacted Senate Judiciary Chair Jeff King and … [Read more...] about Update on SB 257
This coming Monday, January 27th, the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to take up SB 257, a bill that proposes to fix the death penalty by speeding up appeals! Join us at the Capitol, in Room 346-S, at 10:30am Monday to show your opposition to this bill! We want to fill the hearing room, just as we did during testimony, and let the committee know that we oppose … [Read more...] about SB 257: Calling all Advocates!
Thank you to everyone who came yesterday to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the death penalty and invited others to attend. We had a great turnout from KCADP’s membership! Now we’re turning our attention to another critical hearing this coming week. On Tuesday, January 21, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the death penalty again at a hearing … [Read more...] about Action Alert: SB 257 Could Threaten Innocent Lives!
Due to the amazing turnout of concerned Kansans at today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on two death penalty related bills, the hearing has been EXTENDED and will CONTINUE on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The continuation of this hearing will take place at 10:30am in Room 346-S in the capitol building and is open to the public! The hearing today was on Senate Bill … [Read more...] about Hearing for Abolition Bill EXTENDED