The 15th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty is Saturday October 25, 2014 in Houston, Texas.
We gather at 3:00 pm at Little Tranquility Park on Capitol and Bagby and at 4:00 will cross Bagby and line up at the Old Hanging Tree to march to M.E.C.A. at 1900 Kane Street.
We will rally on the basketball court at M.E.C.A.
Speakers include Pam Africa, Clarence Brandley, Ron Carlson, Vicky Reyes whose son Juan Balderas
is on death row, and Martha Hernandez whose brother Ramiro Hernandez was executed last spring.
The Free Rads Second Line Band will march with us to abolish the death Penalty!
Stop the Killing by the State! The Campaign to End the Death Penalty’s 14th Annual Convention.
October 25-26 2014 in Houston, TX.
Hampton Inn and Suites, 5820 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX
Once again, the CEDP’s annual gathering will be held in the belly of the beast – this time in Harris County, which traditionally has sentenced the most people to death row in Texas.
The event also coincides with the 15th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty, an event put on by Texas abolitionists that will take place in Houston this year.
The program short convention program will take place over Saturday and Sunday mornings and will include:
A screening of The Road to Livingston, a wonderful documentary featuring CEDP Board member Delia Perez Meyer and her brother, Louis Castro Perez – innocent on Texas death row.
Speeches by the family of Rodney Reed – innocent on Texas death row and facing an execution date of January 15, 2015. Strategy session on the campaign to stop the execution to follow.
Registration for the CEDP Convention:
Please take the time to register online before the event! Registration will be $15 – $10 for students and family members of prisoner or former prisoners. Register here.
The CEDP has been given a discounted rate at the Hampton Inn and Suites of I-10 near downtown Houston. To take advantage of the discount reserve online here. Reservation must be made by October 6th to receive the discounted rate.