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

YAL Welcomes Their Strategic Partner Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty To the Texas State Convention April 8, 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 exhibiting at the upcoming Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) Texas State Convention. CCATDP is a strategic partner of YAL. It will take place on Saturday April 12th at Texas State University -San Marcos. Among the featured speakers will be former Texas Congressman and Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul. When announcing his support for the work of CCATDP in August 2013 Dr. Paul said, “I believe that support for the death penalty is inconsistent with libertarianism and traditional conservatism. So I am pleased with Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty’s efforts to form a coalition of libertarians and conservatives to work to end capital punishment.” Other speakers that day will include Lawrence Reed, President of Foundation for Economic Education, Chris Doss of The Leadership Institute, Lauren Evans and Brandon Cestrone of YAL, as well as Marc Hyden, national coordinator of CCATDP, who will make a brief presentation during the Meet the Sponsors section at 12:15 PM. “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 Hyden. To date, more than 140 individuals have been released from death rows across America because they were wrongfully convicted. The day’s events will take place at the J.C. Kellam Administration Building, Hill House Circle, in The Reed Brantley Parr Room at Texas State University – San Marcos. 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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