On July 23rd, Americans were witness to yet another botched execution. This one happened in Arizona after the state purchased untested drugs from a secret source. These new events have led many conservatives to reexamine their position on the death penalty. Conservatives Concerned in the Media CCATDP has been featured in many different media outlets in the past month. Here’s a sampling: We were guests on several radio shows including the Capitol Hill Show with Tim Constantine, John McIntire Show, the BK Factor, Coalition Radio Rhode Island, CounterPoint Radio, and we returned to the Gary Nolan Radio Show for the 4th time. CCATDP was featured in various print media including the New York Times, Townhall, NBC News, Rare, Washington Times, BBC World, and the Daily Caller. We were also featured in a BBC World documentary and on the Daily Ledger TV Show. Conservatives Concerned in the Field Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty returned to the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) national convention, which features prominent political leaders. Many of these icons are proud supporters of CCATDP’s goals like Dr. Ron Paul, Larry Reed (Foundation for Economic Education), Julie Borowski (Token Libertarian Girl), Jeff Frazee (YAL), and Jeffrey Tucker (Liberty.me). We hosted a very popular booth often surrounded by supporters who are skeptical of this kind of government power. I was also asked to speak briefly at the convention. You can watch that here. Conservative Conversations We are rolling out a short series of videos mostly under 1 minute featuring conservatives from across the country talking about the death penalty. This month, National Advocacy Coordinator Heather Beaudoin discusses how CCATDP formed, Steve Dogiakos (MT CCATDP) explains what it’s like to see CCATDP turn into a national movement. Austin Paul, from Turning Point USA, discusses conservatism and the capital punishment, and I explain why I am concerned about the death penalty, Coming up CCATDP will return to LPAC in Alexandria, VA to exhibit on September 18-20. We will also be exhibiting at SPN’s annual meeting in Denver from September 23-26. Additionally, I will be speaking in the Florida Panhandle at the Bay Patriots monthly meeting on September 2, the University of Western Florida’s College Republicans September 3, and the Florida Panhandle Patriots’ monthly meeting on September 4. We hope to see you at one of these events.
Another Botched Execution, an Update from CCATDP
August 20, 2014 By