There is a hearing for the Senate abolition bill, SB 6052, scheduled for Monday, January 22 in the Senate Law & Justice Committee at 10am. This will be in the John A. Cherberg Building at 304 15th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501. The hearing will be in Senate Hearing Room 4. 

The hearing schedule is subject to change, and WCADP is not in control of the schedule. We will do our best to communicate any changes we learn about - you can also check the bill info for any last minute changes. 

If you're able to come to just one thing in Olympia next week, please come to the Lobby Day on Thursday Jan 25th. If you're able to come to two things, please add this hearing to your calendars!

The committee vote is scheduled for Thursday Jan 25th (subject to change) - attending the committee vote will be a part of our Lobby Day schedule.

Next week will be very full and exciting! Let's make this the year! 

An honorably discharged former Marine, Kirk Bloodsworth is the first person in the United States exonerated from death row by DNA testing. In 1984 he was arrested for the rape and murder of nine-year-old Dawn Hamilton. He was sentenced to death in 1985. In 1992, Kirk read about a new forensic breakthrough called DNA fingerprinting, and lobbied successfully for prosecutors approval for its use in his case. The tests established Kirk’s innocence, and he was released in June 1993. 

In addition to his work for Witness to Innocence, Kirk has been an ardent supporter of the Innocence Protection Act (IPA) since its passage by Congress in February 2000. The IPA established the "Kirk Bloodsworth Post-Conviction DNA Testing Program", a program that helps states defray the costs of post-conviction DNA testing. He previously served as a program officer for the Justice Project in Washington, DC. Kirk is the subject of the book "Bloodsworth: the True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA" by Tim Junkin and the 2016 documentary directed by Gregory Bayne titled "Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man." 

Free and open to the public.

Please help us spread the word of this event! RSVP & share the Facebook event post!

There is still time to register to attend!!

The bill to abolish the death penalty in Washington State is, like last year's bill, by Attorney General Request. The bill numbers are SB 6052 and HB 1935.

This short 60 day session began on January 8th.

LOBBY DAY 2018 will be held on Thursday January 25th. This day will include a morning orientation session, followed by meetings (set up for you) with your legislators. 

Below please click the button to register to attend Lobby Day if you are able to attend in person. Please register by Jan 23rd.

Whether or not you are able to attend Lobby Day in person, please sign the postcard (click button below) to be delivered to your legislators on Lobby Day. Let's leave behind a huge stack of postcards with each legislator so they know that their constituents support ending capital punishment!

Another way you can help: please share the Lobby Day registration and postcard sign up widely!

Let's make 2018 the year we abolish!


Contact Us

Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
4759 15th Ave NE
Seattle, Washington 98105

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