Event Calendar

Events for Thursday, August 13, 2020

Pandemic-ravaged state budgets face unavoidable cuts Some GOP Lawmakers want to start with the death penalty
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
As states across the country grapple with the fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Republican state lawmakers are calling for the death penalty to be one of the first budget items to be cut.

On Thursday, August 13, at 3 p.m. EDT, Republican lawmakers from three states will hold an online news conference (details below) to discuss why they believe now is the time to end capital punishment in their states. It will be moderated by Hannah Cox, National Manager of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty.

The news conference will include:

- Ohio Representative Niraj Antani, R-Miami Township
- Georgia Representative Brett Harrell, R-Snellville
- Wyoming Representative Jared Olsen, R-Cheyenne

“These Republican leaders recognize the death penalty wastes millions of dollars each year while failing to provide improved public safety outcomes,” Cox said. “As states are struggling to fund the most basic of needs, this is an obvious cut. Dozens of GOP state lawmakers have sponsored death penalty repeal bills this year because it is so costly, ineffective, error-prone, and does not value life.”

The online video news conference will be broadcast live on August 13, at 3 p.m. EDT, at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84348335398. Journalists can ask questions through the computer microphone.

To participate via audio only, call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID 843-4833-5398.

For more information contact Jon Crane at 860-255-7524 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 to 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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One Way to Look at IT: Discipleship
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Facilitated by Carol Kandiko, CSA on Zoom, this is an opportunity to really listen to another person’s point of view about Discipleship without judgment. No challenging, questioning, criticism. Hear other opinions and if you wish share your own. Donation benefits Centering Space. . Please register at https://centeringspace.org/ or call (216) 228-7451.
Location:
Centering Space, 14812 Lake Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107
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