Dear Friends, During this holiday season, we send you this message of thanks and cheer. Your gifts of your time, your devotion and commitment and your financial support have made a real difference in our push to repeal the death penalty. As you draw near to friends and family, as you reflect on holidays past and look forward to 2016, remember that your contributions to … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays!
We here at KCADP are gearing up for busy fall! Make sure you stay tuned! Details are coming soon about the multiple events we will be holding across the entire state this fall! Do you want KCADP to come to your area? Just contact us here and we will help plan your local event! KCADP is getting a new look and we are … [Read more...] about KCADP is gearing up -Stay Tuned!
We are in the final stages of the 2014 Legislative Session and we here at KCADP have spent the bulk of our time fighting against a poorly thought-out bill -- Senate Substitute for House Bill 2389. This bill intended to accelerate the death penalty execution process. Its own process through the legislature involved a "gut-and-go" maneuver where the language from an … [Read more...] about The Legislative Session isn't over yet – We must stay vigilant!
Check out our Spring Newsletter to see what we have been up to! Mary Sloan, Executive Director, will give you an update on this year’s legislative session. Donna Schneweis, Board Chair, reflects on the reality of sending innocent people to prison and death row. We share the stories of a few innocent men, all spent years in prison, some spent time on death row, and all … [Read more...] about KCADP is Springing into Action!
Thank you all so much for your strong advocacy against Senate Substitute for HB 2389! As a result of many calls for the House to have its voice heard on this very important issue, here’s what happened Saturday: A motion by Representative Rubin to adopt the Conference Committee report to "agree to disagree" on HB 2389 did NOT prevail, … [Read more...] about Advocate Update for HB 2389
As Senate Substitute for HB 2389 (previously SB 257) moves to the House, it has been referred to a Conference Committee (three members of the House and three members of the Senate.) The Conference Committee will hold an Informational Hearing on March 5th at 1:30 pm, in Room 152 S. NOW is the time to take action! Please contact each member of the commitee … [Read more...] about ACT NOW – HB2389 Moves to the House
We have confirmed that the Senate will vote tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12th, on SB257/HB2389! Read the facts about SB257/HB2389 here. Please join us tomorrow at 2:30pm, in the Senate Chambers, and show your opposition to this bill! KCADP staff will hand out stickers so the Senate will be able to see on which side of this issue we … [Read more...] about Calling all Advocates! Senate to vote tomorrow!
The Kansas Senate will vote on SB 257/HB 2389 very soon! Read the facts about SB257 here. However, due to the inclement weather we have had over the last week, the Kansas Legislature is running a bit behind of schedule. We do know that this vote will take place at 2:30pm, but unfortunately at this point, we are unable to confirm a specific date for this … [Read more...] about Senate to vote on SB 257/HB 2389!
The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday January 27, 2014, to move forward SB 257, which limits the appeals process in death penalty cases. During this process, SB 257 was “grafted” onto an available House bill and it is now referred to as HB 2389. For all of you that attended the hearings and contacted Senate Judiciary Chair Jeff King and … [Read more...] about Update on SB 257
Thank you to everyone who came yesterday to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the death penalty and invited others to attend. We had a great turnout from KCADP’s membership! Now we’re turning our attention to another critical hearing this coming week. On Tuesday, January 21, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the death penalty again at a hearing … [Read more...] about Action Alert: SB 257 Could Threaten Innocent Lives!