Left to right: Demetrius Minor, Dalton Glasscock, Michael Birzer Saturday November 11th, KCADP members gathered in person and online to hear strong statements in support of ending Kansas' death penalty. Dalton Glasscock, newly elected Wichita City Council member for Southwest Wichita, spoke of his own change of heart on the … [Read more...] about KCADP Members Gather for “Confronting Crime: Open Discussions on Public Safety and Capital Punishment”
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The following persons are nominated for the KCADP Board election which will take place on November 11, 2023. Chair: Donna Schneweis Secretary: Pastor Willmar Harder Board of Directors: 2 year terms: Sam Allison-Natale Sr. Therese Bangert Diane Garlock Lara Giordano Michael Poage Chris Pumpelly Al Terwelp One year terms: Bria Nelson Erin … [Read more...] about Nominee Slate Announced!
Register today for "Confronting Crime: Open Discussions on Public Safety and Capital Punishment”. This is KCADP's Annual Meeting and Abolition Conference. The location will be FireWorx, 500 S. Topeka St, Wichita, KS. Date is November 11th, 2023. Time 1 to 3 p.m. Speakers: Demetrius Minor of Conservatives Concerned About the … [Read more...] about “Confronting Crime: Open Discussions on Public Safety and Capital Punishment”
Speakers are Todd Lehman and Celeste Dixon. Mr. Lehman is the Executive Director of Offender Victim Ministries of Kansas. Ms. Dixon is a Kansas resident whose mother Marguerite was murdered in Texas. The person charged with the murder was convicted and sentenced to death and ultimately executed. Our panelists for this event will explore the … [Read more...] about Reexamining Justice: How Restorative Principles Can End the Death Penalty in Kansas
As noted in our newsletter, KCADP is one of the many individuals and groups affected by the temporary closure of the downtown Topeka post office on May 27th. The Post Office staff indicate that for now the KCADP address will stay the same (PO Box 2065, Topeka, Kansas 66601). There is mention of an upcoming meeting to discuss plans and get community feedback. If that leads … [Read more...] about KCADP Address Stays the Same…for now at least!
Our Response to Murder: Revenge? Or Support and Healing? In the 1994 Kansas legislative session, the question again arose – what should be the response to the most serious form of murder? Prison or execution? In response, Bill Lucero, KCADP founder and murder victim family member, told the House Federal and State Affairs Committee, “The death penalty … [Read more...] about Tree of Healing
The following persons are nominated for the KCADP Board election which will take place on October 15, 2022: Vice Chair: Ron Wurtz Treasurer: Robert Sanders Board of Directors: Steve Becker, Kelson Bohnet, Celeste Dixon, Brendan Fox, Willmar T. Harder, Marcus Rhodes, Moji Rosson, Teresa Woody. KCADP members will be able to participate in the election in … [Read more...] about Nominee Slate Announced!
At the October 15th Annual Meeting there is an amendment to the KCADP bylaws which will be presented for consideration of the KCADP members. The amendment deals with the maximum number of members of the board of directors. Currently the bylaws read: “There shall be no less than four (4) and no more than twelve (12) directors.” The proposed amendment is “There shall be … [Read more...] about Bylaws Change to be Considered at Oct. 15th Annual Meeting
KCADP is hosting “Investing in the Culture We Want: How the Death Penalty Shortchanges Public Safety” on Saturday October 15th, 2022 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mother Teresa Parish Hall, North Topeka. This is the 2022 KCADP Abolition Conference and Annual Meeting. Many people are now aware that the death penalty costs far more than life in prison without the possibility of … [Read more...] about Join us October 15th for “Investing in the Culture We Want: How the Death Penalty Shortchanges Public Safety”
The 2021 conference panelists all reside in Kansas. They all support abolition of the death penalty. Their personal histories are diverse—a teacher who is a murder victim family member, a conservative Republican who is a former supporter of the death penalty, a screen writer and film maker, a pastor, and a death penalty attorney. In … [Read more...] about United Against the Death Penalty: All Road Lead to Repeal