This is an exciting time in KCADP’s history! KCADP is seeking to hire a Topeka-based organizer. KCADP believes there is momentum in Kansas for abolishing the death penalty, and we are increasing our work to sustain and increase that momentum. We are looking for organizer who will help us achieve our goal! For more information please click on the Job … [Read more...] about KCADP is Hiring!
Today, April 25th, is truly a momentous day for the movement to end capital punishment. This morning Governor Malloy of Connecticut signed a bill repealing the death penalty, making Connecticut the 17th State to do so since 1976. Here in Kansas we have our own development to celebrate as well. Today the Leavenworth Times printed a powerful editorial that formally … [Read more...] about The Leavenworth Times: It IS Time to End the Death Penalty
Eighteen years ago today, on April 23, 1994, elected officials in Kansas reinstated the death penalty. Before 1994, Kansas had been death penalty free for 18 years. Since reinstatement in 1994, Kansas has not executed anyone, though the death penalty has been handed down inconsistently across the state and at a cost 70% greater than if those criminals had been … [Read more...] about Why Do You Oppose the Death Penalty?
The Spring 2012 Newsletter is available online! Here are just a few the stories you'll find in the Spring 2012 issue: In March, the Kansas House held an informational hearing on the death penalty. While the committee room was packed with abolition supporters, not everyone was able to attend. Catch up on the hearing with photos and details about who spoke to the … [Read more...] about Spring 2012 Newsletter
On Thursday, March 15th the House Standing Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice held a special informational hearing on the Kansas death penalty. Perhaps the most exciting part was the crowd of people that packed the committee room to show their support for abolition! Abolitionists wore name tags featuring a sunflower and the number 17, reflecting our … [Read more...] about Hearing in the House a great success!
**There has been a time change for Thursday's committee hearing on the death penalty. The hearing will now begin at 1:00pm. If you will be attending the hearing, you should plan to be in the committee room, 144-S, by 12:30pm.** The House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice has announced that it will hold a hearing on the death penalty next … [Read more...] about Updated: Time Change––Kansas House to Hold Death Penalty Hearing
KCADP members have been very active so far this legislative session. Kansas Abolition Day, which was January 30th, was a huge success! More than 200 Kansans called Governor Brownback and asked him to make abolition of the death penalty a priority. That same day, two Topeka-area faith leaders hand delivered a letter to the Governor calling on him to … [Read more...] about KCADP Members Work for Abolition During Legislative Session
It may come as a surprise, but Kansas has a long and tumultuous history with the death penalty. On January 30, 1907, we became one of the first states to legislatively repeal the death penalty when Governor Hoch, an ardent opponent of capital punishment, signed abolition legislation. This January 30th, to commemorate Kansas Abolition Day, we need you to call on Governor … [Read more...] about HELP CELEBRATE KANSAS ABOLITION DAY-JANUARY 30TH!
The newly-released report from the Death Penalty Information Center reveals what many have suspected: that the support and use of capital punishment in the United States is declining. Citing the abolition of the death penalty in Illinois, the moratorium in Oregon, and the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia, DPIC breaks down the reasons for numbers such … [Read more...] about Support for Death Penalty Continues to Erode
"The Disturbing Case of Eddie Lowery " will air Friday, December 16, 2011 at 9pm (central time) on MSNBC. Eddie James Lowery was wrongfully convicted of the rape of an Ogden, KS woman in 1981 and spent ten years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. This MSNBC documentary tells the story of Lowery’s wrongful conviction, his difficult journey to justice … [Read more...] about "The Disturbing Case of Eddie Lowery" Documentary to Air in December