Death Penalty Concerns On Display
At Upcoming Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference
June 16, 2014 – Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty (CCATDP), a national network of conservatives questioning the alignment of capital punishment with their principles, will be exhibiting at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s upcoming ‘Road to Majority’ policy conference in the nation’s capital.
The annual gathering is one of the premier events for grassroots conservative citizen activists of faith. It comes at a time when conservatives, and especially conservatives of faith, are increasingly voicing their concerns about capital punishment as well as other criminal justice reform issues.
Richard A. Viguerie, one of CCATDP’s founding members, said, “Conservatives have every reason to believe the death penalty system is no different from any politicized, costly, inefficient, bureaucratic, government-run operation, which we conservatives know are rife with injustice. But here the end result is the end of someone’s life. In other words, it’s a government system that kills people.” Viguerie will also be a speaker at the Road to Majority Conference, speaking about other criminal justice reform issues.
“Conservatives are increasingly questioning whether the death penalty is compatible with limited government, fiscal responsibility, and a culture of life,” said Marc Hyden, National Coordinator of CCATDP. “Our job is to give them a voice and a platform to dialog and raise their concerns about capital punishment from a conservative perspective.” In addition to Viguerie, Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is supported by a range of national conservative leaders, including Jay Sekulow and pro-life advocate Abby Johnson.
The conference will take place June 19 – 21 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC. CCATDP will be located in the exhibition hall.
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.