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Register today for the 2017 Abolition Conference!

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Join us at this informative conference!

Register today by emailing infoatksabolitiondotorg or by leaving a message at 785-235-2237.

Thank you for Donating

Dear Friends,

I am writing to say thank you for giving so generously to KCADP on #GivingTuesday this year! We set a goal of $1,000 and we have exceeded it!

If you missed that opportunity to support KCADP, you still have time to make an impact by donating to our Annual Fund Drive.

I am sure you know that we are grateful to be working for repeal with you.  Make no doubt about it, your activism and financial support make a real difference!

What now as we wait for the next legislative session?  All I can tell you is to be on “stand by” and watch your email for important alerts about ways you can be involved as the legislature returns in January.

In the meantime, may this season of holidays bring you peace and joy~

Best always,

Mary

Tuesday is Giving Tuesday!

 

 

That means you can help the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty reach our goal of $1,000 in donations on Tuesday!

Our fight to end the death penalty continues and it is time to take a stand and bring an end to the death penalty in Kansas once and for all!

 

Do encourage friends, neighbors and family to remember the Kansas Coalition as they participate in this annual event. And while you’re shopping, remember that you can designate KCADP as your chosen charity with Amazon Smile.

 

Please click this link and make your donation today! 

You can also mail your donation to our office at KCADP, PO Box 2065, Topeka, KS 66601.

With your help we can make Kansas a state free from executions!

 

 

 

Thank You

Dear Friends,

Thank you for being part of the KCADP community!  And thank you for your steadfast call for repeal of the death penalty.

Your letters, emails and calls to your elected representatives and officials, your financial support, and the constant inspiration you give us are what keep us working every day to win repeal in Kansas.

As we count our blessings this holiday, know that we at KCADP, are all very grateful and thankful for you.

Mary

Nebraska Senator Colby Coash at the 2015 Annual Abolition Conference

Click here to watch Nebraska Senator Colby Coash speaking at the 2015 Annual Abolition Conference.

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Thank You for Your Support!

We would like to thank each and every one of you who participated in our abolition lobby day and faith leaders press conference on February 10, 2015! 


Thank you for being part of this important cause. We rely on your enthusiasm and strong support all the way to repeal!

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Abolition Lobby Day at the Capitol

Mark your calendars and plan to participate in our

ABOLITION LOBBY DAY AT THE CAPITOL on FEBRUARY 10, 2015!

 

Want to participate in Lobby Day? Here is what you need to know:

  • Need a ride to the Capitol? Buses will be coordinated to arrive at the Capitol at 11am.
  • Meet us in the Capitol Rotunda on the 2nd floor for a quick briefing, light lunch and to pick up your Lobby Day Packets!
  • Lobby Day will preceded a Press Conference by Faith Leaders at 2 p.m.

 

We are busy alerting legislators about Lobby Day and will help you, our members, set up appointments with your legislators! 

Just contact your area Coordinator:

  • Do you live in Kansas City or the surrounding area – Click HERE  (mikeatksabolitiondotorg)   to contact your area Coordinator.
  • Do you live in Topeka or the surrounding area – Click HERE  (kristinatksabolitiondotorg)   to contact your area Coordinator.
  • Do you live in Wichita, Western Kansas, or the surrounding area – Click HERE  (ewnetuatksabolitiondotorg)   to contact your area Coordinator.
  • Not sure which area you live in? No problem! Click HERE  (infoatksabolitiondotorg)   and we will have your Coordinator contact you!

 

Your Lobby Day Packet will include the following:

  • An agenda of the day’s activities
  • A list of your appointments – Name, office number and time
  • A map of the Capitol
  • Name tags and “Justice Without a Doubt” Stickers
  • Legislator rosters
  • The 6 Myths Educational Sheet
  • A Lobby Day follow-up report to report on your visit
  • A sample thank you letter to help you write a thank you letter to your legislator.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you at ABOLITION LOBBY DAY on FEBRUARY 10th where KCADP Staff will be ready and available to assist you in anyway!

2015 Abolition Bill introduced – now we need a Judiciary Committee Hearing

The 2015 Abolition Bill has been introduced – Now there should be a Judiciary Committee Hearing!

 

HB 2129 would repeal the death penalty and replace it with life without parole. It was introduced by Representative Steven Becker of Buhler – and there should be a Committee hearing of this important bill in the House Judiciary Committee.

 

Please contact your legislators now:

1. First contact Rep. John Barker  (johndotbarkerathousedotksdotgov)  , Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee – and tell Chairman Barker that you feel HB 2129 should have a hearing that is timely and allows the Committee to hear the most important issues related to repeal – including the significant cost savings that repeal of the death penalty will bring to the State.

Chairman Barker’s contact info: Capitol Office Phone: 785 296-7674; House of Representatives Email address: johndotbarkerathousedotksdotgov  (johndotbarkerathousedotksdotgov)  

2. Contact your Representative also to let him/her know of your support for a hearing and your support for repeal. You can find your Representative at HERE.

 

When you call, email or write – share these important facts:

1. Several studies have looked at the cost of Kansas’ death penalty since its reinstatement in 1994 and have found that a death sentence costs more than the alternative of life in prison without parole. The high cost of the death penalty diverts important financial resources that the state could spend better.

2. 1994 Fiscal Note estimated that, when Kansas reinstated the death penalty, it would cost the state an extra $2.4 – 4.2 million per year.

3. 2014 Judicial Council Study found that defense and district court costs are 3-4 times higher for trials where the death penalty is sought than for trials in similar cases where it is not sought.

 

If you have time you can also share that:

1. There is no deterrent effect.
2. Our criminal justice system does convict innocent people – and the death penalty makes righting that wrong impossible.
3. The death penalty system is arbitrary – similar crimes are prosecuted differently due to geography, availability of local resources to pay for a death penalty trial, and racial and economic factors.
4. The death penalty prolongs victims’ families suffering.
5. The death penalty is not humane. 2014 was a year rife with botched executions. ​

 

It’s important for legislators to hear from constituents like you! Call, write or email your legislators today and tell them you support ending the Kansas death penalty!

 

If you have questions, please feel free to reference our General Overview Handout. If you need assistance, or want to share your legislator’s response, please contact us here at KCADP!  For more information contact: Mary Sloan, Executive Director at maryatksabolitiondotorg  (maryatksabolitiondotorg)  .

Abolition Bill Introduced in Kansas Legislature!

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, HB 2129 to repeal the death penalty and replace it with life without parole was introduced by Representative Steven Becker of Buhler.

 

Contact your legislators today and ask them to support HB 2129! It’s important for legislators to hear from constituents like you! Call, write or email your legislators today and tell them you support ending the Kansas death penalty!

 

To confirm your legislators’ contact information, just visit openstates.org. Type in your address to see updated contact information for your Senator and Representative.

 

We know that in Kansas, death penalty cases cost three to four times more than non-death penalty cases. The high cost of the death penalty diverts important financial resources that the state could spend better.

 

If you have questions, need assistance, or want to share your legislator’s response, please contact us here at KCADP!