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Elsa Alcala Speaking at 21st Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty

The 21st Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty was online this year October 10, 2020 in order to keep everyone as safe as possible during the pandemic. Here is one of the speakers, Elsa Alcala, a former Republican judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Sponsors included: Austin Abolitionists, Texas Death Penalty Abolition…read more

21st Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty Online Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Noon.

The 21st Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty will be held online on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at noon. Information on how to watch the stream will be posted soon.

Speakers at 21st Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty October 10, 2020 (Virtual Online Only)

Online Program: Sandrine Skinner Wife of TX death row prisoner Hank Skinner, Board member of French abolitionist organization ECPM Harold Dutton Member of the Texas House of Representatives, District 142 Elsa Alcala Former elected judge of the nine person Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Bill Pelke Founder of the Journey of Hope: From Violence to…read more

Speakers at 20th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty

The rally starts at 2 PM October 19, 2019 on the South Steps of the Texas Capitol. There will also be a press conference inside the Capitol in the Speaker’s Committee Room (2W.6) from noon to 1 PM Speakers list: Lily Hughes to Emcee At the Capitol before marching: Witness to Innocence speakers (all exonerated…read more

20th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty Oct 19, 2019

The 20th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty will be held in Austin, Texas on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2pm at the Texas Capitol.

Five Death Row Exonerees at the Texas Governor’s Mansion

Five Death Row survivors from Witness to Innocence at the 19th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty October 20, 2018 in front of the Texas Governor’s Mansion. Albert Burrell, Derrick Jamison, Ron Keine, Gary Drinkard, Shujaa Graham. We owe them a debt of gratitude for traveling to Austin as living examples of innocent people…read more

Ron Keine to Speak at 19th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty

Ron Keine spent two years on death row in New Mexico before his exoneration and release. He will speak at the 19th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty October 20, 2018

Five Death Row Exonerees to Speak at 19th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty

Thank you to Witness to Innocence for sending five death row exonerees to speak at the 19th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty. Come hear their stories at the Texas Capitol in Austin on October 20, 2018 at 2 PM. They are: Ron Keine who spent years on death row in new Mexico, Gary…read more

19th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty – October 20, 2018

The 19th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty will be held in Austin, Texas on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2pm at the Texas Capitol. Join the event page on Facebook.

Texas Executed an Innocent Person; Willingham Fire was Accidental

The Chicago Tribune is breaking the story that the investigator for the Texas Forensic Science Commission is going to report that the fire for which Cameron Todd Willingham was sentenced to death for setting to murder his children was an accidental fire and not arson. Willingham always maintained his innocence. If the TFSC takes the…read more

Added Photos and Videos

We added as many photos and videos of past marches that we could find to the website. If anyone has any photos or videos from past marches, please contact us, so we can put them on the website.

Trying out a new Theme

Activated a new theme for the website. We don’t know if we will keep this theme, still looking for a good one. This one is free, which is good. There are lots more themes here, in case anyone sees one they like, then we can try that one out too.

Working on the website

Last night, we had our second organizing meeting for the march. It was at Cepeda library in Austin. One of the decisions we made was to use the web address www.marchforabolition.org. So, now we are working on creating the website, and with the help of wordtree,  we will have the best marketing management. We will…read more

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