Union County Communities Support MLNC

Five Union County communities, a mix of suburban Charlotte and remote communities near the South Carolina border, have passed resolutions in support of Marsy’s Law for North Carolina, legislation being considered in the General Assembly to strengthen the state constitution giving crime victims an equal level of protections already given to the accused and convicted.

On Jan. 8, the Weddington Town Council and Wesley Chapel Village Council both voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to support Marsy’s Law legislation in the General Assembly.

A total of five Union County communities – also including Indian Trail, Monroe, and Stallings – have recently passed resolutions in support of MLNC. “I was proud to be the first mayor in North Carolina to pass a resolution on support for Marsy’s Law,” said Indian Trail Mayor, Michael Alvarez. “I’m glad to see other mayors joining me. Victims’ rights are long overdue in this state. We need to show victims that we stand behind them.”

Union County’s Sheriff Eddie Cathey has also endorsed the legislation. Last spring, the legislation passed the state House with overwhelming bipartisan support with area Representatives Dean Arp, Mark Brody, and Craig Horn all voting Yes.

The legislation is now awaiting a vote in the Senate. Once it passes the General Assembly, it will be sent to North Carolina voters to consider voting stronger victims’ rights into the state constitution.