Kansans of diverse ages and political beliefs packed the hearing room on Monday Feb. 13th for the testimony offered in support of HB 2167 to repeal the Kansas death penalty. The testimony, both moral and practical, provided a rich resource for committee members to take into consideration. “…it fails the tests of fiscal conservatism, respect for life and limited … [Read more...] about A Strong Showing for Repeal!
HB 2167, a bill to abolish the death penalty, will be heard by House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee on Monday, February 13th. The hearing is open to the public and will start at 1:15 p.m. and be held in Room 582 North. This bill would abolish the Kansas death penalty for crimes on or after the effective date of the legislation. For the most serious homicides … [Read more...] about Hearing on Abolition Bill on February 13th!
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!
On Saturday, Oct. 22nd, at 1 p.m. KCADP will hold its Annual Meeting and Abolition Conference at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in Olathe. During the annual meeting, a nominee slate for officers and directors will be offered for KCADP members' consideration. Officer Nominees: Vice Chair: Ron Wurtz, Treasurer: Jeff Wicks. Director … [Read more...] about Nominee Slate 2016 KCADP Annual Meeting
Spread the abolition message! In these critical weeks when candidates are out and about as they run for the Legislature, it’s a prime opportunity for you, the people in their district, to engage with them about the death penalty. If you do, you are providing them with vital information so they can be informed on this important public policy! KCADP doesn’t endorse any … [Read more...] about Let the Candidates Hear from You!
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
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!
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
Dear Friends, During this holiday season, we send you this message of thanks and cheer. Your gifts of your time, your devotion and commitment and your financial support have made a real difference in our push to repeal the death penalty. As you draw near to friends and family, as you reflect on holidays past and look forward to 2016, remember that your contributions to … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays!