Lush Running Campaign To End The Death Penalty

Lush Death Penalty

This month, the Cosmetics giant Lush will be taking on the death penalty. A new bath-bomb entitled 31 States, inspired by the 31 states that still have a death penalty, was released with 100% of the proceeds going to Witness to Innocence, Death Penalty Focus, and the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

In-store events from activists, social justice organizations and other guest speakers will also be a part of the store’s campaign.

We all want a criminal justice system that’s sensible, effective, and creates a safe society with less crime—and evidence shows that the death penalty has no impact on public safety,” states Lush, who wants to have the death penalty eliminated in favor of more “common-sense” strategies.

Lush has never been shy with supporting organizations that fight for social justice and in March they partnered with Reprieve to set a man set for death row free by selling a limited edition Buy One, Set One Free bath-bomb.

Opposition to the death penalty is currently a part of the Libertarian Party’s platform which states “The prescribed role of government is to protect the rights of every individual including the right to life, liberty and property. The constitutional rights of the criminally accused, including due process, a speedy trial, legal counsel, trial by jury, and the legal presumption of innocence until proven guilty, must be preserved. We assert the common-law right of juries to judge not only the facts but also the justice of the law. We oppose the administration of the death penalty by the state.”

If you are a Libertarian who opposes the death penalty, consider going to Lush and buying one of their bath-bombs or you can sign their petition in store or here.

 

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Author: Luke Henderson

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

3 thoughts

  1. I rebutted all of Lush’s stated reasons for their anti death penalty campaign, here:

    http(COLON)//www.lushusa(DOT)com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Lush-Site/en_US/Stories-Article?cid=article_the-death-penalty-should-be-abolished

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