Abolition Bill Introduced!

  KCADP welcomes the introduction of HB 2167 which would repeal the Kansas death penalty and replace it with life in prison without parole for the most serious murders in Kansas.   An eloquent appeal for abolition was just published in the Wichita Eagle by Floyd Bledsoe, who spent over 15 years in Kansas prison even though he was…

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…

Remember KCADP on Giving Tuesday!

Dear Friends, Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.   Since its founding in 2012, Giving Tuesday is now an international day devoted to celebrating and encouraging giving. In 2015, people from all over the world made online donations to non-profit organizations which amounted to over $116 million raised. Giving Tuesday is…

Kansans Hear First Hand Testimony of Death Penalty’s Impact

      “It feels like revenge to me” was how Larned resident Celeste Dixon described her journey with the death penalty system in Texas following the August 18, 1986 murder of her mother Marguerite Dixon. She spoke Saturday at the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty Abolition Conference in Olathe.   Ms. Dixon interacted…

Nominee Slate 2016 KCADP Annual Meeting

On Saturday, Oct. 22nd, at 1 p.m. KCADP will hold its Annual Meeting and Abolition Conference at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Olathe.  During the annual meeting, a nominee slate for officers and directors will be offered for KCADP members’ consideration.   Officer Nominees: Vice Chair: Ron Wurtz, Treasurer:  Jeff Wicks.   Director nominees: Kristi…