National Coalition to

Abolish the Death Penalty

90 million Americans believe the death penalty is wrong. We mobilize them to end the death penalty state by state.
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Kara Gotsch

Kara Gotsch

Kara, NCADP’s Director of National Programs, oversees the implementation of the 90 Million Strong Campaign, a national effort to increase awareness about the fallibility of the death penalty, organize the large base of opposition to the death penalty and mobilize that opposition to advance abolition across the nation. Previously, she served as the Director of Advocacy at The Sentencing Project, a national criminal justice reform organization, where she helped lead a federal legislative campaign that successfully ended the 100 to 1 crack cocaine sentencing disparity. Prior to that she worked for the ACLU’s National Prison Project where she oversaw communications and media outreach.

Blog Posts:

State Legislatures Consider Death Penalty Repeal

State Legislatures Consider Death Penalty Repeal

On January 16th, two states, Kansas and New Hampshire, held hearings in their capitals to consider legislation to repeal the death penalty. Both bills have bipartisan support from lawmakers and are being considered after extensive advocacy from abolition supporters. Read More navigateright

Florida Carried Out First Execution of 2014

Best known for sandy beaches, palmettos and warm weather, Florida has a darker side not familiar to those paying homage to Mickey Mouse and the Magic Kingdom. Florida leads the nation in the number of exonerations of death row prisoners due to evidence of wrongful conviction. Read More navigateright

We Are 90 Million Strong

The law doesn’t read “guilty until proven innocent.” And yet, since 1973, the United States has released 143 people from death row after they proved their innocence. It’s a totally backwards approach, and sometimes, we don’t get to them fast enough. Troy Davis, Carlos de Luna, Cameron Todd Willingham, and Gary Graham are among those who are widely believed to have been wrongly executed. In all likelihood there are others. Read More navigateright

Ten Death Penalty Stories from 2013 Not to Have Missed

Ten Death Penalty Stories from 2013 Not to Have Missed

In 2013, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and our many allies and supporters in the death penalty abolition movement celebrated triumphs and learned from our setbacks. This list of important stories from 2013 emphasizes the successes but provides critical reminders of the challenges we still need to overcome. Read More navigateright