The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty. We are comprised of an extensive network representing more than 100 state and national Affiliate organizations and thousands of advocates and volunteers. Our members include families of murder victims, persons from all points on the political and religious spectrums, past and present law enforcement officials and prominent civil and racial justice organizations working to end the death penalty forever.
The origins of NCADP are rooted in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1976 Gregg v. Georgia decision, which permitted individual states to resume executions. Following that ruling, a group of leading civil and human rights activists founded the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
Building upon the passion of the founders, NCADP has grown into an organization that makes a difference across the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., our seasoned professionals provide strategic political analysis and leadership to the larger anti-death penalty movement and hands-on direct assistance to state Affiliates working to end the death penalty. Through strategic planning, campaign development and training services, we help enable our Affiliate organizations, and thousands of individuals in every state, to be effective, compelling advocates for change, building a broad, powerful national constituency favoring death penalty repeal.
They publish a quarterly newsletter, Lifelines
Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is the state affiliate of NCADP.