National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims
The National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims was designated by Congress to honor and remember homicide victims and the devastating impact their tragic deaths had on families, friends, and communities. This Monday, September 25, marks the 10th anniversary of commemorating these victims through national recognition. Communities across the country will gather together to pay tribute to victims whose lives were taken, support their surviving family members, share stories and memories and provide comfort to those who lost a loved one.
The Day of Remembrance is a special day, but it’s important to support Florida crime victims and their families every day. They need to know they matter. The best way we can help is to ensure they are protected under the constitution. Victims do not have enumerated rights in the U.S. Constitution nor 15 state constitutions, including ours. That’s why Marsy’s Law for Florida is working to update our state’s constitution to add permanent protections for victims and their families – basic rights they deserve.
By bringing Marsy’s Law before the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, we hope to ensure crime victims and their families are treated with compassion and respect by granting them rights equal to those of the accused.
But, we can’t do this alone. We need your help to acknowledge the needs of crime victims and guide them through a scary and confusing criminal justice process. Please support this movement and join our efforts. Whether it may be sharing your own story, simply spreading the word, or lending your support, you will be assisting these crime victims and their families. Click here to share your story, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.