Hour 2 - Hahnah Cox (Nat Mgr of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty) on the waning conservative allegiance to capital punishment
Hannah Cox is the National Manager of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. Hannah was previously Director of Outreach for the Beacon Center of Tennessee, a free-market think tank. Prior to that, she was Director of Development for the Tennessee Firearms Association and a policy advocate for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Here is the web address to highlight: www.conservativesconcerned.org
Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is an informal group of fiscal and social conservatives questioning whether capital punishment aligns with our principles and values.
Milestones. Dr Ron Paul endorses CCATCP
Questioning a system marked by inefficiency, inequity, and inaccuracy.
We are a project of Equal Justice USA, a national organization working to end the death penalty in the United States.
From Jon Crane (PR Consultant for many advocacy groups and publicist for Hannah Cox):
I want to provide you with some background info that may be helpful for the interview…
There is a nationwide trend of conservative Republicans re-thinking capital punishment.
The most recent example comes from New Hampshire where both houses of the Republican-controlled state legislature passed a death penalty repeal bill during this year's legislative session.
Also, the conservative state of Georgia hit a remarkable milestone recently when it passed four-years without a jury issuing a death sentence.
The latest annual Gallup Poll showed a 10-point drop in GOP death penalty support year-to-year nationwide and a report from CCATDP shows a significant increase in Republican state legislators opposing the death penalty.
The report can be found at this link: https://conservativesconcerned.org/TheRightWay/
At the grassroots level, there are now eleven CCATDP state-based groups (Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Utah, Tennessee, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Montana, Washington, and Nebraska).
The trend away from capital punishment extends to conservative faith communities as well with the National Association of Evangelicals changing its 40 year position of exclusive support for the death penalty.