Category Archives: KCADP Member News

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)  


A Wish for You

Dear Friends,


As we near the end of 2016, we are mindful of the many ways you have blessed KCADP this past year with
your time, your communications with policy makers, and your donations.    Thank you so much for all you have done!


We extend our best wishes to you for a New Year filled with light, joy, and peace!


Your KCADP Board of Directors

2015 Annual Conference



2015 Conf and C4C Invitation website

Thank You!


We would like to thank all who participated in our Conservative Press Conference on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. We thank the speakers, the audience, and everyone who helped make the press conference a success.   Repealing death penalty is truly a non-partisan issue.  People of diverse political beliefs have all been raising their voices against the death penalty.


At our Faith Leaders press conference in February, religious leaders from several faith traditions called on us to do the morally right thing by repealing the death penalty.   As one of our conservative speakers, Jill Craven, said “We, as Kansans, have always been on the forefront of being bold in doing what is right. We would like to see the same boldness applied to this issue.”


Please continue spreading the facts about the death penalty and urging your elected officials to do the right thing by voting “Yes” for our repeal bill this legislative session.


Here are the links to different media coverage of the Conservative Press Conference:

The Topeka Capitol Journal

National Catholic Reporter

The Garden City Telegram

The Kansan

Voices of Liberty in Wichita

The Ottawa Herald

The Gospel Herald Society
Voices of Liberty
Tiger Media Network, Fort Hays State University


Happy New Year’s Eve!

New Years Eve Post

Happy Holidays

KCADP Holiday Email


Today is Giving Tuesday, have you given yet?


Today is Giving Tuesday!

That means you have all of today to help us her at the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty to reach our goal of $1,000!

Our fight to end the death penalty in Kansas is not just about principals. It is about real lives. This is the time to take a stand, bring more people into the movement and end the death penalty in Kansas once and for all!

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!

KCADP is Thankful for you!

Be Thankful Poster

During this season of Thanks, we here at KCADP would like to share our Thankfulness and Appreciation for you, our Advocates!


Thank you for your passion, your time, and your faithful efforts to make Kansas, a state free from executions.


Together we will achieve Abolition in Kansas!

Abolitionists Gather in Topeka to Commemorate 18th Anniversary of the Kansas Death Penalty


On April 23rd, 1994, the Kansas Death Penalty was re-instated without the signature of then-Governor Joan Finney.  A group of abolitionists, many of whom are still involved with the struggle to repeal the death penalty had been fasting for 10 days before the 23rd, hoping their presence would encourage Gov. Finney to veto the legislation.


The day after the death penalty became law, members of the group gathered at a home in Topeka to plant a cottonwood tree as a symbol of non-violent opposition to state-sponsored executions.  Every year since, on April 23rd, people gather around the “Tree of Healing” to commemorate the day and re-dedicate themselves to the campaign against the death penalty.  This year 11 abolitionists came for the event.  Click here and here for a some brief media coverage of the event.


Attendees at the 2012 Tree of Healing Gathering