Happy New Year! We here at KCADP are taking a quick look back at 2014 and an exciting look forward to 2015 in our January Newsletter!
Check out the events we held during the last few of months of 2014! Read a recap from our three Regional Abolition Conferences. You can also read a recap from special keynote speaker, Diann Rust-Tierney of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, at our Annual Abolition Summit!
Learn about the most recent, and all too common, exonerations nationwide. KCADP Board Chair, Donna Schneweis writes about the exonerees who have visited Kansas to show their support for abolition in our state and countrywide.
Are you ready to reach abolition in 2015? KCADP Executive Director, Mary Sloan writes about how, “Now is the time for abolition here in Kansas,” and how 2015 is the year! Also, don’t forget to read the powerful Call to Action from long-time member Father Shawn Streepy!
Get ready Advocates, 2015 is the year for Abolition in Kansas!
We all here at KCADP would like to thank you, our loyal members, for your incredible support! With your help, we will make Abolition in Kansas a reality!
A hundred years ago Kansas became one of the first states to legislatively repeal the death penalty. It’s been reinstated a few times since but was never embraced.
In 2010 the State Senate came one vote shy of passing repeal. It was the first time in the modern era a repeal vote garnered more Republicans than Democrats.
Last year a Kansas’ Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee held a hearing on the death penalty that was dominated by repeal supporters. This year the state is gearing up for a campaign that is going to be even stronger. Repeal supporters from the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty (KCADP) and the EJUSA community have already sent thousands of messages to leaders in Kansas to end this broken system.
We have also helped KCADP recruit some powerful new allies in the pro-life community. Two organizations representing large constituencies of pro-life Kansans signed an official letter to lawmakers this year stating their support of repeal.
Another way KCADP has gotten the message of repeal out to lawmakers is through hand-written postcards from ordinary individuals across the state. KCADP has already collected postcard stacks too high for lawmakers to ignore, and they’re just getting started.
Kansas’ death penalty was never very strong. Now it’s hanging by the thinnest of threads. Stay tuned as Repeal2014 heats up.
The 2013 Summer Newsletter is here it has a new look!
KCADP is on the move and Mary Sloan, KCADP Executive Director, writes about the Push for Abolition in 2014!
Don’t forget to check out the special column about Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty!
Want to learn about how you can help abolition efforts in Kansas? Donna Schneweis, KCADP Board Chair, writes about 5 great ways to help advocate for abolition!
Don’t forget our annual Abolition Conference coming up in October! Read about murder victim family member and Keynote Speaker, Vicki Schieber! Do you have a certain talking point you would like to learn more about? Keep watch on your email for a survey about the workshops and let us know your ideas!
We here at KCADP are getting excited about the Push for Abolition in 2014 and hope you are too!
The KCADP Spring 2013 newsletter is now available online!
The KCADP Winter 2013 Newsletter is now available online! We’ve got information on upcoming events, a look ahead at what you can do to help Kansas get closer to abolishing the death penalty in 2013, and much more!
Click here to access the newsletter in PDF format.
The KCADP Fall 2012 Newsletter is now available online! We’ve got a lot of exciting news and upcoming events to share with you. Here’s a glimpse at the stories you’ll find in the Fall 2012 Newsletter:
The full newsletter is available online.
This summer we put together a special election-focused issue of the KCADP newsletter. With the federal court ordered redistricting, Kansans can expect to see a lot of changes. Whether it’s a change to the legislative district they live in or the number of new faces in the legislature when it convenes in January 2013, the Summer 2012 newsletter will help get you up to speed on these changes and what you can to do over the summer to help make sure abolition is a top priority in the next legislative session.
Here’s a glimpse at some of the stories in the newsletter:
As always, the full newsletter is available online. Click here to read the Summer 2012 newsletter in its entirety.
The Spring 2012 Newsletter is available online! Here are just a few the stories you’ll find in the Spring 2012 issue:
You can read all this and more in the Spring 2012 newsletter by clicking on the image below.