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Texas Witness to Innocence Freedom Ride to Culminate at 12th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty at Texas Capitol

Exonerated Death Row survivors from seven states will be taking their powerful message against the death penalty across Texas from October 12th through 19th. They will also be rallying support for the 12th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty in Austin, TX on October 22.  Witness to Innocence is the nation’s only organization composed of,…read more

Six Death Row Exonerees to Attend 2011 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break

Six death row exonerees will speak at the 2011 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break, which will be held in Austin, Texas from March 14-18, 2011.  The six exonerees spent more than 50 years on death row for crimes they did not commit: Anthony Graves, Clarence Brandley, Shujaa Graham, Ron Keine, Gary Drinkard and Albert Burrell.  Register now. All events are free and open to…read more

February 22, 2011 is “Texas for Illinois Day” to Repeal the Death Penalty!

Call Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and urge him to sign the bill to end the death penalty. Chicago Office: 312-814-2121. Springfield Office: 217-782-0244 Texans are planning to help convince Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to abolish the death penalty in Illinois. On Tuesday, February 22, 2011, Texans will be calling the Governor of Illinois to urge…read more

Houston Chronicle Endorses Abolishing Texas Death Penalty

The Houston Chronicle has endorsed abolishing the death penalty in a January 1, 2011 editorial, joining other Texas newspapers such as the Dallas Morning News and Austin American-Statesman in advocating for an end to the death penalty in Texas. From the Houston Chronicle: The death penalty in Texas is fraught with demonstrable error, and the people of the…read more