Kansans of diverse ages and political beliefs packed the hearing room on Monday Feb. 13th for the testimony offered in support of HB 2167 to repeal the Kansas death penalty. The testimony, both moral and practical, provided a rich resource for committee members to take into consideration. “…it fails the tests of fiscal conservatism, respect for life and limited … [Read more...] about A Strong Showing for Repeal!
Hearing on Abolition Bill on February 13th!
HB 2167, a bill to abolish the death penalty, will be heard by House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee on Monday, February 13th. The hearing is open to the public and will start at 1:15 p.m. and be held in Room 582 North. This bill would abolish the Kansas death penalty for crimes on or after the effective date of the legislation. For the most serious homicides … [Read more...] about Hearing on Abolition Bill on February 13th!
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 innocent of murder. You can read that oped by … [Read more...] about Abolition Bill Introduced!
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! Sincerely, Your KCADP Board of Directors … [Read more...] about A Wish for You
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 a day for everyone, everywhere … [Read more...] about Remember KCADP on Giving Tuesday!
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 with Harris County Texas prosecutors and attended the … [Read more...] about Kansans Hear First Hand Testimony of Death Penalty’s Impact
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 … [Read more...] about Nominee Slate 2016 KCADP Annual Meeting
Register Today for 2016 Annual Abolition Conference!
Let the Candidates Hear from You!
Spread the abolition message! In these critical weeks when candidates are out and about as they run for the Legislature, it’s a prime opportunity for you, the people in their district, to engage with them about the death penalty. If you do, you are providing them with vital information so they can be informed on this important public policy! KCADP doesn’t endorse any … [Read more...] about Let the Candidates Hear from You!