Weekly Witness Presentation Resources -- Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP)
- TCADP Position Paper on Senate Bill 597, relating to abolishing the death penalty
- TCADP Position Paper on House Bill 1537, relating to abolishing the death penalty
- Texas Death Penalty Facts
- TCADP Year-End Report: Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2016: The Year in Review
- Action alert: Support Clemency for Paul Storey
- Facebook: Paul Storey and the Cherry's call for clemency
- Advocacy Day registration page
Support These Death Penalty Reform Bills
Weekly Witness Call Scripts
Click here for a list of toll free numbers for House and Senate members. Using the toll free numbers allow Texas Impact staff to track how many calls are going in to each office.
It’s especially helpful if your own senator or representative is a member of the committee; however, even if you don’t live in the district of any committee members, you still should call all the members of the committee and let them know how you feel about the bill.
Hello, my name is and I live in ___________. I am calling to thank Representative/Senator __ for his/her service and to let you know that I and members of my congregation are praying for the Representative/Senator and his/her staff.
I’m calling about HB/SB__________ by ______________________. That bill is in __________________(name of the committee the bill is in). I support/oppose the bill and here’s why:
I want to urge the Representative/Senator to support/oppose HB/SB__________. Can you tell me how the Representative/Senator plans to vote on the bill, and if there is any information she/he needs to help make a decision about how to vote?
Don’t forget to thank the staff member you are talking to at the end of the call, even if you disagree with their boss on the issue or bill—they are working hard and appreciate being appreciated!
In the past members have occasionally blocked our toll free number because of high call volume from people of faith. We want them to hear your voice, so if you call twice and received busy signals, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will update the number.