Press Release: YAL Welcomes Their Strategic Partner, Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, To the Kentucky Convention

YAL Welcomes Their Strategic Partner Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty To the Kentucky Convention April 2, 2014 – Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty (CCATDP), a national network of conservatives and libertarians questioning the alignment of capital punishment with their principles, will be presenting at the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) Kentucky State Convention. CCATDP is a strategic partner of YAL. It will take place on Saturday April 5th at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. State Representative David Floyd (R-Bardstown) who recently sponsored death penalty repeal legislation is pleased to see his fellow conservatives joining him in the state. “I’m excited that Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty will be here in Kentucky,” said Floyd. “Young Americans for Liberty in our state need to hear how the death penalty is in direct conflict with conservative principles.” Marc Hyden, CCATDP’s national coordinator will be speaking at 11:40 am during the Meet the Sponsors section of the program. Other speakers that day will include U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), David Boaz, EVP of the Cato Institute, James Comer, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, Julie Borowski of FreedomWorks, Chris Doss of The Leadership Institute, and Edward King of YAL “Liberty-minded people want to limit the power of government, including the death penalty, which is a broken government program that has the real potential of killing innocent Americans,” said Marc Hyden, a national advocacy coordinator for Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. To date, more than 140 individuals have been released from death rows across America because they were wrongfully convicted. About Us Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is a network of political and social conservatives who question the alignment of capital punishment with conservative principles and values. Specifically, we are questioning a system marked by inefficiency, inequity, and inaccuracy. Conservatives concerned about the death penalty is a project of Equal Justice USA. EJUSA is a national, grassroots organization working to build a criminal justice system that works. For everyone.

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