Here are some ways for you to be involved with TCADP:
Become a member of TCADP. Encourage others to join, as well. Join online or download a membership form.
NEW! – Encourage local organizations and institutions to sign an organizational statement of support and affiliation. Download and share form with your favorite churches, civic groups, etc. (Save PDF to your computer, complete, print and mail/email to TCADP.)
Host a house party/fundraiser and invite your friends to donate to TCADP. TCADP will provide resource information and a speaker.
Join the TCADP email list. Emails include information on upcoming executions, legislative updates, and area events of interest. Look for the “Receive Email Updates” button on the TCADP home page, www.tcadp.org.
Attend the TCADP Annual Conference. (next conference: February 18, 2012 – San Antonio)
Remember TCADP in your end-of-year giving!
Become a fan on Facebook.
Download a “Count Me In” form, circulate it, and mail signatures to TCADP. The form can be found under the “Get Involved” button at www.tcadp.org.
Organize an information table with literature on the death penalty at local festivals, civic meetings, or faith communities. TCADP can provide you with petitions, general handouts, and information with various perspectives on the issue.
Write a letter to the editor or post online comments in response to death penalty related stories you read in your local newspaper. Contact the office for sample language you might use.
Publish an article on the death penalty in your next newsletter or in other civic or faith publications.
Watch a film on the death penalty and hold a discussion in your civic group, class or faith community (see the death penalty resource list for film suggestions).
Host a speaker on the death penalty (see the TCADP’s Speakers’ Bureau, which includes attorneys, murder victims’ family members, a former death house chaplain, mental health experts, and others).
Ask your clergy to sign the interfaith sign-on letter (available from TCADP).
Write, visit, and call your state senator and representative and share your concerns about the Texas death penalty. Determine the legislator’s position on the death penalty and then share the information you gather with the TCADP office. Always be polite and professional! Learn how under the “Contact Lawmakers” section of the TCADP website.
Work with your political party on the precinct, district and state level to pass resolutions calling for the repeal of the death penalty.
Attend the TCADP Lobby Day held during the Legislative session.
Learn where candidates for elected office (including state legislators, judges, and district attorneys) stand on the death penalty.
For more information or assistance with any of these project ideas, please contact the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty: (512) 441-1808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.