The 15th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty will be held in Houston on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 3 PM.

Now is the time to join the fight to end the death penalty! More and more people are concluding that the death penalty is a punishment that Texas can do without.

Texas has executed more than 500 people since 1982. Since Rick Perry became governor more than 250 people have been executed, including Todd Willingham, who was an innocent person executed by Texas in 2004.

Anthony Graves is an innocent person who was released in October 27, 2010 after 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, including 14 years on Texas death row.

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Sponsors

If you or your organization would like to be listed as a sponsor of the 12th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty, please contact us. There are no requirements to be listed as a sponsor. We just ask you to spread the word about the march to your members. You are welcome to bring your organization’s banner to the march.

Texas Moratorium Network

Campaign to End the Death Penalty – Austin Chapter

Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement

Texas Students Against the Death Penalty

Texas Death Penalty Education and Resource Center

Students Against the Death Penalty

Kids Against the Death Penalty

Witness to Innocence

Texas Civil Rights Project

Journey of Hope…from Violence to Healing

Amnesty International – University of Texas Chapter

ACLU of Texas

Texas Democrats Against the Death Penalty

S.H.A.P.E. Community Center in Houston

International Socialist Organization

The Austin Chronicle

Social Justice Action Coalition of the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work

Democrats For Life of Texas (DFLT)

Gray Panthers

NOKOA – The Observer

The following people and organizations have sponsored the march in previous years.

Sister Helen Prejean

Tracey Evans (Australia) on behalf of Thomas B Whitaker www.minutesbeforesix.com

Jeff Blackburn, Award-winning trial lawyer best known for overturning the wrongful convictions of 38 residents of Tulia, Texas. He currently serves as Chief Counsel for the Innocence Project of Texas and as a member of the IPOT’s Executive Committee. Organization given for identification purposes only.

Community Involvement Committee, 1st Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston

Dallas Peace Center

Human Rights Coalition, College Station

Rice University chapter of Amnesty International

Journey of Hope…from Violence to Healing Read statement of support.

South Carolinians Abolishing the Death Penalty (SCADP)

Reprieve

Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (Together Against the Death Penalty), France

Lee Camp (comedian/writer/activist)

Jill Sobule (singer/songwriter)

Abolition U.K.

ALIVE-Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty-Germany

Capital of Texas Democrats For Life (CTDFL)

Democrats For Life of Texas (DFLT)

NOKOA – The Observer

Iranians for Peace and Justice

Texas Civil Rights Project

S.H.A.P.E. Community Center in Houston

inkblot creative (Shannon Dudley)

Loving a Convict

Ray Hill’s Prison Show on Houston’s Pacifica radio station KPFT 90.1 FM

UT Prison Caucus (University of Texas at Austin)

Social Justice Action Coalition (University of Texas at Austin)

DP Coordination Team of Amnesty International Canada Francophone

D.R.I.V.E. Movement

Joanne Gavin, a founding member of Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement

Anti-Racist Action (ARA)

Diana Claitor

The Texas Jail Project

Iran Human Rights

MaryEllen Kersch, Georgetown Texas

Todd Moye, Fort Worth

Sylvie Calvet, France

Frances Morey, Austin

Judith Palfy, London

Art Browning, Cypress Texas

Mary Hunter, Chatanooga TN

Cynthia Brewer, Victoria Texas

Mimi Attleson, Albuquerque New Mexico

Emmanuelle PELOIS, Paris France

Tony and Rachael Ford

MonkeyWrench Books

Marj Loehlin, Austin TX

Bill Pelke, Alaska

Thomas Long, Greenville, NC

Tim Duda, San Antonio TX

Eric Schwing, Richmond

Allen Ansevin, Houston TX

Shelly Henderson, Los Angeles CA

Verneeda Alvarez, Baltimore, MD

Anna Shockley, Jamestown SC

-Capital-“X” aka 305375, who also sent us an endorsement letter, which you can read here.

Carmen Sert, Barcelona Spain

Cherie Gorman, Houston

Alan Alan Apurim, Houston

Crystal Halprin, Austin

Joseph Walker, Greenville TX

The Catholic Church of Antioch (Independent of Rome) Parish of St. Benedict, Harker Heights TX

Msgr. Weldon Bowling, Ob. OSB

Friends, Family, and Supporters of Jeff Wood

Terri & Steven Been

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Texas has executed more than 500 people since 1982. More than 250 people have been executed since Rick Perry became governor.

Before his execution, Todd Willingham told his parents, “Please don’t ever stop fighting to vindicate me.”

Before his execution, Troy Davis told his supporters in a letter, "There are so many more Troy Davises. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country."

On October 25, 2014 at 3 PM in Houston, you can join the fight for justice by attending the 15th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty.

Sign the petition urging Governor Rick Perry to acknowledge that the fire in the Cameron Todd Willingham case was not arson, therefore no crime was committed and on February 17, 2004, Texas executed an innocent man.

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Donate by credit card or by sending a check to:

Texas Death Penalty Education and Resource Center
3616 Far West Blvd, Suite 117, Box 251
Austin, Texas 78731

Texas Death Penalty Education and Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so donations are tax-deductible.

10th Annual March in Austin (2009)

10th Annual March in Austin (2009)

Cory Session, Brother of Timothy Cole, Speaking at 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty

Jeff Blackburn Speaking About Todd Willingham, 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty

Walter Reaves, Todd Willingham’s Appellate Lawyer, 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty

Anna Terrell, Mother of Reginald Blanton at the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty

Todd Willingham: Innocent Person Executed by Texas