KENTUCKY CONSERVATIVES LAUNCH GROUP
QUESTIONING THE DEATH PENALTY
Organizational meeting Wednesday, October 14th at 7pm
October 7, 2015 – Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty (CCATDP), a national network of conservatives and libertarians questioning the alignment of capital punishment with their principles, is pleased to announce it will be taking part in an event with Northern Kentucky Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty (NKCCATDP).
NKCCATDP, a project of the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, will be holding an organizational meeting in Covington on the evening of October 14th (details below).
“I remember as a young teenager asking a mentor of mine a simple question: Does it make sense to execute a person in order to affirm how much society cares about human life?” said Andrew Vandiver, a supporter of NKCCATDP. “I have revisited this question over the years and have never received an answer that satisfies my concern that the death penalty conflicts with the viewpoint that all life is sacred.”
Marc Hyden, the national coordinator of CCATDP, will be making a presentation entitled “The Conservative Case Against The Death Penalty.”
“As conservatives, we want to limit the power of government, including the death penalty, which is a broken and wasteful government program that has the real potential of killing innocent Americans,” said Hyden.
The event will take place Wednesday, October 14, at 7pm at Covington Catholic High School, 1600 Dixie Hwy, Park Hills. The news media and the public are invited.
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.