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Students take stand against death penalty

Matt Pederson Staff Reporter Many college and high school students prefer to head somewhere tropical to spend their spring break, but a few came right here to Huntsville on Wednesday, and they came with a purpose. Students from all over the state, and a few from across the country, flocked to Huntsville to take part…read more

some press coverage:

http://www.diariosrumbo.com/rumbo/articulo.asp?idart=359508&idcat=3769 and http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=157430

It's time for Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break

Taken from TMN Blog Texas Students Against the Death Penalty has done an execellent job preparing for this year’s Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break, March 13-17 in Austin. This will be an invaluable hands-on, learning experience for students, who will plan and carry out various activities, including a protest in Huntsville. Students will gain valuable…read more

TSADP Grant and spring break

TSADP just received a $1000 grant from Center for American Progress to use for the Anti-Death Penalty Spring Break Alternative. During the spring break I am going to ask students to share their experiences with you in this blog. So please come back! We are renting a bus and making a trip to Huntsville on…read more

MtvU wants to turn Spring Breakers into action-makers

By Ashley RichardsThe University Star The typical college Spring Break has been painted in the minds of young people for more than a decade based on documentaries from MTV’s Cancun getaways. Venturing from that stereotype, mtvU, the network’s university-affiliated station, will be following students next week as they spend their break time in Austin at…read more

Friedman testifies on behalf of Soffar

Last summer Kinky Friedman signed TSADP’s Moratorium Petition in San Antonio. At the time Kinkster said that his main concern was to focus and to be “Damn sure we won’t execute the wrong guy”. Mr. Friedman went so far as to boldly state he would find an alternative to Texas’ “Eject ‘em or inject ‘em”…read more

Student Government resolutions

The Lamar University Student Government Association will read, hear public comment on, and vote on a resolution calling for a moratorium on executions in Texas. Aron Agustsson, President of Lamar University Students Against the Death Penalty (LUSADP), authored and brought the resolution forward for consideration. Over the last few weeks, LUSADP has been sending members…read more