**There has been a time change for Thursday’s committee hearing on the death penalty. The hearing will now begin at 1:00pm. If you will be attending the hearing, you should plan to be in the committee room, 144-S, by 12:30pm.**
The House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice has announced that it will hold a hearing on the death penalty next week!
The informational hearing will be held on Thursday, March 15th at 1:00pm in the Room 144-S in the State Capitol. This hearing is a great opportunity to educate legislators about the ways the death penalty fails Kansas. And, we need you to come to the hearing and show your support for abolition!
Can you make it to Topeka on Thursday to show your support for abolition? RSVP by emailing Ben Jefferies at email@example.com or calling 785-235-0214.
If you will be attending the hearing, it is important to arrive early to make sure you get a good seat. Please arrive in the Capitol before 12:30pm, and leave yourself extra time for parking. The Capitol is located at 300 SW 10th Street in Topeka, and you can enter from the Visitor’s Entrance on the east side (SW Jackson St and SW 9th St).
There are a few parking options around the Capitol grounds.
- There is four hour free parking in the Visitor’s Lot at the Judicial Center on the other side of 10th St from the Capitol. The Visitor’s Lot is located in the SW corner of the Judicial Center parking lot, and you can get there by turning left onto Harrison St from 10th St. Look for the signs that say visitor parking.
- There is metered street parking on the street. We recommend trying to find a spot on Jackson St. since it is closest to the visitor’s entrance into the Capitol. The hearing will likely last almost 2 hours, so be sure to put enough change in the meter. You don’t want to lose your seat if you have to leave the hearing to feed the meter!
For more information on parking or directions to the Capitol, please click here.
When you get to the Capitol:
The public entrance is on the east side of the building on Jackson St. It is on the ground level, behind the stairs. Do not go up the stairs, there is no entrance through those doors. Once inside you will have to go through a metal detector. A KCADP volunteer will be stationed at the visitor’s entrance to help direct you to the committee room.
We look forward to seeing you at the Capitol Thursday to show your support for abolition!
If you have any questions, please contact KCADP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-235-0214.