Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty


CCATDP launches at CPAC 2013!

We’re still abuzz from our exciting launch last month at the CPAC 2013 conference.

Grassroots leaders from Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, and Montana joined our national coordinators at the conference. Our booth was swamped with supporters. Over and over, we heard: “Where have you been for so long? I thought I was the only conservative who supported repealing the death penalty.”

Our supporter list grew more than tenfold over those two days, and we talked to so many others who wanted to follow up.

The reaction of CPAC attendees – those young and old, from north and south, men and women – confirmed what we already knew: conservatives do not universally support the death penalty. Far from it! Our ranks of conservatives who are openly questioning capital punishment is increasing.

But don’t take it from us!

U.S. News and World Report covered our launch, saying that the stereotype of conservative support for the death penalty “no longer holds true.” The piece con

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Press release: CCATDP at CPAC

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 CONSERVATIVES CONCERNED ABOUT THE DEATH PENALTY TO DEBUT AT CPAC

 New group of conservatives forms to highlight the flaws in America’s death penalty


Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, a national network of conservatives questioning the alignment of capital punishment with conservative principles, will debut at CPAC (March 14-16).

Local conservative leaders from Montana, Kentucky, Texas, and Kansas will be in attendance. National figures Jay Sekulow and Richard A. Viguerie are also supporters of the group.

“Conservatives should question how the death penalty actually works in order to stay true to small government, reduction in wasteful spending, and respect for human life,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice.

Roy Brown, former Montana House Majority Leader and a republican candidate for Montana governor in 2008, helped found Montana Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty several years ago. Brown was enthusiastic about expanding his grassroots effort, and w

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