Author Archives: Maria Cuevas

The 2014 Abolition Conference is right around the corner!

  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…

KCADP to participate in Turnaround Tuesday

  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,…

Kansas Democratic Party adds Repeal language to Party Platform

  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…

We want to see you at Champions for Change!

       

Welcome Ewnetu to the KCADP Team!

    Ewnetu (read as “Ew-ne-two”) Tsegaw received his M.A. in Communication from Idaho State University in 2014. Before that, he completed his M.A. in Peace and Security studies at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Ethiopia. Ewnetu has been actively involving in different humanitarian projects, organizing civic events since he was an undergraduate…

Save the Date for our annual Champions for Change!

Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss Champions for Change! We look forward to seeing you there!  

KCADP is gearing up -Stay Tuned!

  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…

Carr Brothers – Kansas Supreme Court Ruling

  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…

Botched Execution in Arizona

  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….

The Death Penalty in Kansas…I’ve got Issues with that!

  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…