Communities, Law Enforcement and Elected Officials Supporting Marsy’s Law for NC
Marsy’s Law for NC continues to gain momentum with local community endorsements and the support of more than half of the state’s sheriffs. To-date, 10 towns and three counties have voted for and endorsed the legislation being considered in the North Carolina General Assembly to give crime victims the same, equal rights in the constitution already afforded to the accused.
The broad, bipartisan support spans the state with communities and individual elected officials speaking out publicly in favor of strengthening victims’ rights.
“Indian Trail was honored to be the first town in North Carolina to stand up for victims’ rights,” said Michael Alvarez of Indian Trail, NC. “Those who hold public office were elected to serve the people and put forth legislation which benefits the people. Marsy’s Law accomplishes this. It protects an often forgotten group, the victims of crime. Marsy’s Law will give them a voice.”
Indian Trail, located in Union County in the Southwestern part of the state, is one of the communities to recently vote in favor of a resolution to support Marsy’s Law NC. Cornelius, Stallings and Angier, NC are other towns that have formally endorsed, along with three county governments – Chowan, Watauga, and Harnett.
In addition to the community endorsements, just over half of the state’s sheriffs – Republicans and Democrats from every corner of the state – have endorsed Marsy’s Law legislation to-date.
As the MLNC campaign prepares for a potential statewide vote on Marsy’s Law as early as next spring, the Marsy’s Law team will continue to educate the state’s leaders, citizens, and voters on the need for North Carolina’s crime victims to have co-equal rights in the state constitution that are already given to the accused and convicted.