Thursday, October 26, 2006

7th Annual March to Stop Executions

7th Annual March to Stop Executions

"Innocent People Have Been Executed"

Saturday, October 28th, 2006
Austin, Texas

10 AM - 3 PM Brunch by Inside Books Project (300 Allen Street) $5 All you can eat, kids free (more info on brunch below)

Noon - Press conference with speakers from march, including family members of Cameron Todd Willingham (602 West 7th Street) call 512-689-1544 for more info

1:00 - 1:30 PM Prayer Service at University Catholic Center (2010 University Ave at 21st Street)

3 PM Meet at Texas Governor's Mansion (between 10th & 11th Streets on Lavaca)

3:30 March down Congress Ave to Austin City Hall Plaza for a Rally Against the Death Penalty

We encourage everyone to make signs and banners and bring them to the march.

Speakers and special guests include: Five members of the family of Cameron Todd Willingham, an innocent person executed by Texas. A family member of Ruben Cantu, another innocent person executed by Texas. Darby Tillis, who was exonerated from death row in Illinois. Sandra Reed, mother of an innocent man still on death row in Texas. Sandrine Ageorges from France. Jeanette Popp, mother of a murder victim. Howard Guidry. Other speakers to be announced soon.

Each October since 2000, people from all walks of life and all parts of Texas, the U.S. and other countries have taken a day out of their year and gathered in Austin to raise our voices together and loudly express our opposition to the death penalty.

Get on the Bus From Houston: Bus tickets are $20.00. The bus leaves the SHAPE Harambee Building Sat morning at 10 AM and will pick up at Macy's at Memorial City Mall on the way out of town at 10:30 AM. The bus will return to Houston by 9 PM. Call or email TDPAM in Houston to reserve a seat or buy a ticket for a student, a senior or a person on fixed income who wants to go. or call 713-503-2633.

Flyers for download: Main Flyer and a Houston Flyer (with bus info)

Join us in Austin on Oct. 28th to demand a Stop to All Executions!

Please Support the March by Donating Online to the Special March Account.

You can also donate offline by sending a check to:

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

Donations to the march through TDPERC, a 501 (c) (3), are tax-deductible

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Brunch and Book Sale Blow-Out

Attend the Brunch, then head to the Governor's Mansion for the March to Stop Executions

Saturday, October 28
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
at the Rhizome Collective, 300 Allen Street
3 blocks South of Seventh & 4 blocks east of Pleasant Valley
$5 for adults, kids eat free
Or, skip the brunch and hit the booksale for free.

Ample Parking, with convenient buslines to downtown:

#4 - Bus Link
stops 3 blocks from the Rhizome Collective & 2 blocks from the Governor's Mansion
busses every 40 minutes until 6:00, then once every hour until nearly mindnigh

#17 - Bus Link
stops 4 blocks from the Rhizome Collective & at the Capitol
busses every 25 minutes until 7, then once every hour until nearly 11

#100 - Bus Link
Stops 7 blocks from the Rhizome Collective & 3 blocks from the Governor's Mansion
busses once every 40 minutes until 10

Silver Dillo - Bus Link
tops 4 blocks from the Rhizome Collective& 5 blocks from the Governor's Mansion
busses every 30 minutes until nearly 6

The march is organized by people from many different groups working together as the March to Stop Executions Coalition. If your organization wants to be listed as a sponsor of the march, please let us know. The 7th Annual March to Stop Executions Coalition includes:

Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Texas Moratorium Network, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Committee to Free Frances Newton, Inside Books Project, Texas Students Against the Death Penalty, Texas Death Penalty Education and Resource Center, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Journey of Hope, International Socialist Organization, Capital of Texas Democrats For Life (CTDFL), Democrats For Life of Texas (DFLT), Death Penalty Reform Caucus of the Texas Democratic Party, Victims of Texas, Amnesty International, Texans for Peace, Austin Mennonite Church, CodePink Austin, El Pasoans Against the Death Penalty, Students Against the Death Penalty (the national group), Libertarian Longhorns, Catholic Longhorns for Life, the Social Justice Committee of the University Catholic Center, Howard Guidry Justice Committee, The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Friends Meeting of Austin, The Texas Civil Rights Project, National Black Law Students Association, American Civil Liberties Union - Central Texas Chapter, American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, Gray Panthers, peaceCenter, San Antonio, Dominican Sisters of Houston, Friends of Justice, TX CURE, S.H.A.P.E. Center (Houston), National Black Police Association, Catholics Against Capital Punishment, Austin Center for Peace and Justice, Equal Justice USA, Houston Peace Forum, PFLAG Houston (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), Community Involvement Committee of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, University of Texas at Austin Chapter of Amnesty International, Civilians Down, Social Action Committee of Congregation Beth Israel, Houston Peace and Justice Center, The Austin Chronicle, Resistencia Bookstore

To become a sponsor or get involved, email us at: Or call us at: 512-302-6715.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I recently found a wonderfully written collection of essays about the lunacy of the death penalty. These essays first appeared on and are now collected on the writer's web site. Go to:

Look on the right of the page for the "Death Penalty" link.