CCATDP Appoints New Leader

Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty (CCATDP) has appointed Hannah Cox as the organization’s new National Manager. Her arrival comes as the network of conservatives who have concerns about the death penalty continues to grow.

“We are excited by the skills, experience, and record of success that Hannah brings with her,” said Shari Silberstein, Executive Director of Equal Justice USA, CCATDP’s parent organization. “Her arrival will allow us to carry on this project’s momentum.”

Cox comes to CCATDP from the Beacon Center of Tennessee, a free-market think tank, where she has been the Director of Outreach in charge of the center’s grassroots efforts. She also has extensive public policy experience, first as the Director of Development for the Tennessee Firearms Association and then as a policy advocate for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Additionally, she spent two years coordinating TASMIE, a Tennessee mental health coalition that seeks an exemption from the death penalty for those with severe mental illnesses.

“I am honored to be selected for this position at such a critical time when conservative opposition is leading to a dramatic decline in support for the death penalty nationwide,” Cox said. “Ending the death penalty aligns perfectly with my conservative beliefs because it eliminates the risk of executing innocent people, reduces costs to taxpayers, and is consistent with valuing life.”

A resident of Nashville, Cox also serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Board for a nonprofit that helps women with addiction re-enter society after incarceration.

For more information contact Jon Crane at 203-982-4575 or email

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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 organization working to transform the justice system by promoting responses to violence that break cycles of trauma. To learn more, go to

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