Press Release: Conservatives Bring Death Penalty Concerns Back to CPAC

CONSERVATIVES BRING DEATH PENALTY CONCERNS BACK TO CPAC GROUP CATAPULTED TO NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT IN ITS FIRST YEAR

February 28, 2014 – Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty will return to CPAC (March 6-8, National Harbor, MD) as national support for the death penalty reaches a 40-year low. Republican lawmakers across the country have been taking the lead in calling for an end to capital punishment, with GOP legislators sponsoring and co-sponsoring such bills in Kentucky, South Dakota, and New Hampshire. Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty debuted at CPAC one year ago. In its first year it has gained a score of endorsements, including one from former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul. The group has formed a strategic partnership with Young Americans for Liberty and is assisting local conservative groups that are forming in states such as North Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. “The outpouring of support we’ve received from the conservative movement has shattered the myth about conservatives support for the death penalty,” said Marc Hyden, national coordinator for Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. “We know beyond any doubt that many conservatives have serious reservations about capital punishment.” Conservatives Concerned founder, Roy Brown, a former Montana House Majority Leader and GOP gubernatorial nominee, will be among those representing the group at CPAC. “I am delighted that so many of my fellow conservatives are re-examining the death penalty and discovering it is wasteful, unfair, error-prone, and out-of-step with conservative values,” Brown said. Other group representatives will join Brown at CPAC: local Republican Party leaders from Texas, North Carolina, and Montana, including the Director of the Montana Young Republicans, and Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty staff. Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty will be at booth 717 in the CPAC exhibit hall. About Us Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is a nationwide group of conservatives questioning whether capital punishment is consistent with conservative principles and values due to the system’s inefficiency, inequity, and inaccuracy. Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is a project of Equal Justice USA, a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization working to build a criminal justice system that works. For everyone. To learn more go to www.conservativesconcerned.org.

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