Lobby Day 2015 Photo, Including Members of Jeff Wood’s Family

11012975_10105819400072480_7132263188736372594_n (1)Photo with Jeff Wood’s family on lobby day in 2015 in support of bill to end death penalty in law of parties cases. We visited all the offices of members of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee asking them to support the bill, which did later pass the committee with votes in favor by Rep Jeff Leach, Rep David Simpson, Rep Abel Herrero, and Rep Terry Canales.

Also pictured are Rep Harold Dutton in back row, Mark Clements lower left. Terri Been, standing next to Ron Keine, Sabrina Butler left front of Dutton, Gloria Rubac, Lily Hughes, Kidsagainstthedeathpenalty Kadp back row, Delia Perez Meyer, Alison Dieter, Pat Hartwell. Photo by Scott Cobb.

Here is a report from the Austin American-Statesman on the successful lobby day, which was widely covered in the media, including the Dallas Morning News.

Another office we visited that day was Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr and asked him to file a bill in the Senate to abolish the death penalty, which he filed a couple of weeks later, the first time a state senator had ever filed legislation to completely abolish the death penalty in Texas.

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