by Jon Crane

Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is pleased to announce that more than three dozen politically prominent Ohio conservatives have signed a Statement of Support to End the Death Penalty.

The statement says, in part, “We have come to the conclusion that the death penalty does not work and can’t be made to work, not in spite of our conservative principles, but because of them.”

Signatories to the statement include former Ohio Republican standard-bearers such as Gov. Bob Taft, Attorney General Jim Petro, and Congressman Pat Tiberi, along with several current GOP legislators and numerous high-ranking Republican political professionals.

The full Statement of Support to End the Death Penalty and the complete list of endorsers will be released at a news conference announcing the formation of Ohio Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty on Tuesday, February 18, at 11:00 a.m. in the Ladies’ Gallery at the State Capitol in Columbus.

“Conservative Republicans in Ohio are increasingly becoming aware of the failures of an error-prone and expensive death penalty system that does nothing to make citizens of the state safer,” said Hannah Cox, National Manager of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. “Many of Ohio’s leading conservatives, people who have supported the death penalty their entire lives, are now changing their minds based on what they have learned.”

For more information contact Jon Crane at 203-982-4575 or email joncrane@criticalpr.com.

About Us

Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is a nationwide group of conservatives questioning whether capital punishment is consistent with conservative principles and values due to the system’s inefficiency, inequity, and inaccuracy. Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is a project of Equal Justice USA, a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization working transform the justice system by promoting responses to violence that break cycles of trauma. To learn more, go to www.conservativesconcerned.org.

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