National Coalition to

Abolish the Death Penalty

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Press Releases

Statement on the Delaware Repeal Vote

January 28, 2016

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is disappointed that the Delaware House of Representatives did not vote to end the death penalty today. But the battle for abolition goes on in Delaware and across the country.

As 2015 Closes, 30 States Effectively Abolish The Death Penalty

December 16, 2015

As 2015 Closes, 30 States Effectively Abolish The Death Penalty And "The Voices Of The 90 Million Have Been Heard"

NCADP Participates in #GivingTuesday Movement

NCADP Participates in #GivingTuesday Movement

November 20, 2015

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Death Penalty Abolitionists Heartened By Pope Francis Condemnation Of Capital Punishment

September 24, 2015

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Mobilizes Behind Pope’s Message, Calls for Activists to Fight to End Practice Once and For All

“No man should be put in the horrific position” that Glossip was, say death penalty abolitionists

September 17, 2015

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Grateful That Possibly Innocent Man’s Execution Will Be Delayed, Reminds of Criminal Justice System Flaws

Texas Governor Must Stay Execution Of Nicaraguan National Bernardo Tercero

August 21, 2015

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Calls on Texas Governor Greg Abbott to Comply with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Ruling

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty to Join March for Criminal Justice Reform

July 31, 2015

"America's Journey for Justice" to begin August 1st, Featuring Walk from Selma to Washington, DC.

As Supreme Court Keeps Lethal Injection Alive, Death Row Exoneree, Symbol Of Broken System, Dies

June 29, 2015

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Mourns Passing of Glenn Ford, Who Served 30 Years on Death Row for Crime He Did Not Commit

NCADP: Death Penalty Opponents Should View Lethal Injection Decision as Call to Action

June 29, 2015

“The death penalty is on the outs, with even conservative states like Nebraska outlawing the policy. Yet that message clearly hasn’t risen up to the highest Court in the land. That means our work is far from done.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Celebrates Repeal of the Death Penalty in Nebraska

May 27, 2015

National Coalition to Abolish The Death Penalty on Nebraska Repeal of The Death Penalty: “Today Is A Great Day”

Anti-Death Penalty Group Disappointed by Boston Bomber Death Sentence

May 15, 2015

Statement from Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, expressing disappointment with the decision to give the death death penalty to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Statement on Recent Report Detailing Process of Clayton Lockett’s Gruesome, Inhumane Execution

May 13, 2015

Statement from Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, on Recent Report Detailing Process of Clayton Lockett’s Gruesome, Inhumane Execution. NCADP Renews Call to Halt All Executions.

Statement on SCOTUS hearing of Glossip v. Gross

April 29, 2015

Today the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether the state of Oklahoma may kill condemned prisoners in a manner that knowledgeable and credible experts agree would result in an unconstitutionally cruel and painful death.

Statement on the executions in Indonesia on April 28th, 2015

April 28, 2015

Applauding the Action of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf

February 13, 2015

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty joins a broad and diverse chorus of praise for Governor Tom Wolf. Governor Wolf announced a moratorium on executions until he has reviewed a report from the Pennsylvania Taskforce and Advisory Committee on Capital Punishment.

Statement on Georgia Execution of Man with Intellectual Disability

January 28, 2015

Tonight Georgia makes a mockery of justice by executing a man who the Supreme Court has said categorically cannot be punished with death. More than a decade ago the Supreme Court ruled that executing a person with intellectual disabilities violates the letter and spirit of our Constitution.

Civil Rights Advocates: Don’t Kill on Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday

January 15, 2015

Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Barbara Arnwine, Executive Director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and NCADP Board Vice Chair.

Statement on the Execution of Andrew Brannan

January 14, 2015

Following last night’s execution of Andrew Brannan in Georgia, Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, issued the following statement:

Statement on the Commutation of Four Death Sentences in Maryland

December 31, 2014

Today the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty commended Governor Martin O’Malley for his leadership commuting the death sentences of the 4 remaining prisoners on death row in Maryland.

Civil Rights, Religious, Human Rights and Pro-Liberty Groups Launch Campaign to End Death Penalty

December 9, 2014

After year of botched executions, exonerations, and evidence of racial bias in justice system, “90 Million Strong” campaign launches to activate Americans who oppose capital punishment

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