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Arlington Falls Church Young Republicans
The Conservative Case Against The Death Penalty
Conservative Group to discuss shift away from capital punishment
May 12, 2015 – Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty (CCATDP), a national network of conservatives questioning the alignment of capital punishment with their principles, will be presenting at the monthly meeting of the Arlington Falls Church Young Republicans (AFCYRs) on Monday evening May 18th at 7:30PM.
“The Arlington Falls Church Young Republicans are excited to continue our discussion about the criminal justice system,” said Matthew Hurtt, AFCYR Chairman. “Many prominent conservatives have questioned the death penalty as another costly, inefficient, bureaucratic, government-run operation. Our members are interested in hearing CCATDP’s argument behind raising the red flag about the death penalty in the U.S.”
CCATDP national coordinator Marc Hyden, who worked as a field representative for the National Rifle Association prior to taking this position, will be making the presentation.
“I will make the case why capital punishment violates many of the conservative values that we hold dear,” said Hyden. “For example, as conservatives, we want to limit the power of government, including a broken government program like the death penalty, which has the real potential of killing innocent Americans.”
To date, 152 individuals have been released from death rows across America because they were wrongfully convicted.
The AFCYRs meeting will be Monday, May 18th at 7:30PM upstairs at Hard Times Cafe at 3028 Washington Blvd. in Clarendon, VA.
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.