7th Annual March to Stop Executions
“Innocent People Have Been Executed”
Saturday, October 28th, 2006
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. AbolitionMovement@hotmail.com or call 713-503-2633.
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:
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