USF VOTERS FORUM TO EXAMINE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
University of South Florida, Saturday November 21st at 2:00PM
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 making a presentation at the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) USF Voters Forum from 2:00-2:30pm on Saturday, November 21st (more details below).
The USF Voters Forum will feature a variety of issues, including the death penalty, with the intention of helping students become better informed in advance of the 2016 election.
“The YAL chapter here at USF is proud to host a representative from Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty,” said Chris Happel, president of USF YAL. “Our mission is to educate students on the issues that they face today, and with the death penalty issue splitting the republican and libertarian voters, it is important to address and let students come to a knowledgeable conclusion.”
Students will hear from Marc Hyden, a national advocacy coordinator for CCATDP who previously worked as a Campaign Field Representative for the National Rifle Association (NRA) in Florida.
“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,” Hyden said.
To date, more than 155 individuals have been released from death rows across America because they were wrongfully convicted, 26 of them in Florida, which leads the nation in death row exonerations.
The USF Voters Forum will take place on Saturday, November 21st, 12:00-4:00pm at the University of South Florida’s Marshall Student Center, Room 2709, located at 4103 USF Cedar Drive in Tampa.
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.