Marsy’s Law Launches New TV Ad in South Dakota, “Victim Advocate”

For Immediate Release

October 24, 2016

Contact: Jason Glodt

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Marsy’s Law Launches New TV Ad in South Dakota, “Victim Advocate”  

(Pierre, SD)—Today Marsy’s Law for South Dakota (Amendment S) launched a new television ad that will run statewide.  The ad called “Victim Advocate,” features Tami Haug-Davis, a victim advocate who asks voters to support Amendment S, also known as Marsy’s Law for South Dakota. Amendment S would provide South Dakota crime victims with the equal constitutional rights that are already afforded to the accused and convicted.

Tami Haug-Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor from Sioux Falls who has over 25 years of experience working in child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Tami has experience in child protection and 24-hour crisis intervention for domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Tami has taught workshops and seminars in family violence and she has done treatment work with batterers and offenders.

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“Giving crime victims equal rights- that is what Amendment S, Marsy’s Law, will do,” said Tami Haug-Davis. “I have worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault for over twenty-years and I see how the criminal justice system fails them time and time again.”

“Marsy’s Law provides victims with the equal rights they deserve including the right to be heard, notified and free of harassment,” said Haug-Davis.

Marsy’s Law for South Dakota is a Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights that is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Ann Nicholas. Marsy was a beautiful, vibrant college student who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Only a week after Marsy was murdered, her mother Marcella and her brother Nick walked into a grocery store after visiting Marsy’s grave and were confronted by the accused murderer. They had no idea that he had been released on bail.

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