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Executions, Innocence and Abolition–Nov. 17th Conference in Wichita

“Executions, Innocence and Abolition”  is the theme of the Annual Abolition Conference & KCADP annual meeting.

 

It will be Saturday November 17th from  1 to 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway, Wichita.  The afternoon begins with the brief annual KCADP meeting and then moves immediately into the Abolition Conference.

 

Speakers confirmed so far:   Floyd Bledsoe, Kansas exoneree, Richard Ney, attorney;  and Bob Weeks, host of Liberty.TV.  This diverse speaker panel will provide a variety of perspectives on the problem of innocence and the death penalty.

 

To register: email your name and contact information to infoatksabolitiondotorg  (infoatksabolitiondotorg)  

 

Not in MY Name!

 

 

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Celeste Dixon was originally a weak supporter of the death penalty. She lost her mom, Marguerite, to murder in Texas. What kept her going after her mom’s death was the promise of a trial and that they were seeking the death penalty.

 

Celeste attended the trial every day because she wanted the defendant to see the people left behind and their anger and rage. After the guilty verdict and the death sentence, her family was relieved. A juror told them he’d held out for death because it was “a comforting thing to do” for the family.

 

Over time, Celeste began to question the death penalty because of the impact of the prolonged anger it created in her. She became active in a prolife group while in college. She eventually realized that she could no longer support the death penalty. Celeste noted that once she began to oppose the death penalty, the DA in her mom’s case was less responsive to her.

 

Her mom’s murderer was executed 21 years after the crime. Despite the juror’s belief that execution would be comforting, Celeste did not experience it that way. The death penalty process ultimately did not help her with the tremendous loss she had suffered.

 

Her experience led her to conclude that capital punishment actually fails to help murder victim family members rebuild their lives.  Ms. Dixon shared her journey with attendees at the Coalition’s recent Abolition Conference in McPherson.

 

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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Kansas Black Leadership Council Endorses Abolition

11.23.15 KBLC Action Press Release-page0001

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!