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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.

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

Texans March To End The Death Penalty

Click to Watch Video on KEYETV: Six people sentenced to die, lead a big march in Austin Saturday to try and put a stop to the death penalty. The exonerated, former death row inmates lead the 11th annual march from the capitol building. Together they spent nearly 50 years behind bars. They, along with their…read more

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