The “Day of Innocence” at the Texas Capitol was March 16, 2011. We visited a record number of offices for a death penalty issues lobby day. We got the Texas House to pass a resolution honoring the visiting death row exonerees. We lobbied for several death penalty related bills. We trained participants in the Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break how to lobby on March 15, then the next day they came to the capitol prepared to lobby effectively against the death penalty. The two news stories below illustrate the high level of success of the 2011 Lobby Day.
Students Lobby and Rally Against Death Penalty on Spring Break (watch video)