Marsy’s Law for Kentucky Encourages Kentuckians To Wear Purple on Thursday, March 24

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MARSY’S LAW FOR KENTUCKY ENCOURAGES KENTUCKIANS TO WEAR PURPLE ON THURSDAY, MARCH 24

 

Frankfort, Ky. (March 23, 2016)Marsy’s Law for Kentucky, the advocate-led initiative to incorporate a Victims’ Bill of Rights into the state constitution, has declared Thursday, March 24 to be “Marsy’s Law for Kentucky Day” across the Commonwealth.

The group is encouraging Kentuckians to show their support for Marsy’s Law in Kentucky (Senate Bill 175) on March 24 by wearing purple and sharing their photos and a statement of support on social media using the hashtags #KYGA16, #SB175 and #ML4KY.

As part of “Marsy’s Law for Kentucky Day,” supporters should also contact their legislators at 1-800-372-7181, and urge them to bring Senate Bill 175 to passage. 

“We are only one vote away from passing this critical measure to allow Kentuckians to vote in favor of providing victims with the equal rights they deserve,” said Kristena Morse, Marsy’s Law for Kentucky State Director. “On behalf of Kentucky’s crime victims and their families, I strongly encourage our representatives in the House to pass Senate Bill 175 this session.”

The bill, sponsored by Senator Whitney Westerfield (R-Hopkinsville), has already passed the Senate and the House Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs. Upon passage on the House floor, the amendment will be placed on the ballot in November giving Kentuckians the opportunity to vote in favor of enacted a Victims’ Bill of Rights in the state constitution.

Kristena Morse, the State Director for Marsy’s Law for Kentucky, will be in Frankfort on Thursday and is available for interviews. For more information, please visit www.marsyslaw.us or contact Rachel Bledsoe Albritton at 502.905.5170 (also [email protected]).

WHAT: Marsy’s Law for Kentucky Day

WHEN: Thursday, March 24

WHERE: Across the Commonwealth

WHO: Kristena Morse, State Director of Marsy’s Law for Kentucky, is available for interviews.

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