Marsy’s Law For Montana Announces New Hires


August 8, 2016


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Marsy’s Law For Montana Announces New Hires

(Helena, Mont.)—Marsy’s Law for Montana has hired three new staffers who will focus on organizing grassroots activists through the election this November. Those hires include a Political Director and two regional Field Directors.

“We’ve built up an incredible team with great experience at voter contact and grassroots organization,” said Marsy’s Law State Director Chuck Denowh. “This is especially important for our campaign where the more voters know about Marsy’s Law the more they support it. We’ve got an important story to tell about giving victims equal rights with their perpetrators, empowering crime victims in a complicated criminal justice system, and making sure victims and their families are protected and respected.”

Karli Hill will serve as Marsy’s Law for Montana’s Political Director, overseeing the campaign’s field and voter contact programs. Hill, a native of Lewistown, is a veteran of several statewide campaigns, including two prior initiative campaigns and a U.S. Senate campaign.

Cari Bohm will serve as the Billings Field Director. Cari is a Billings native and has extensive experience in political campaigns, including working as an organizer for SEIU and serving as the political director for the Montana Conservation Voters. 

Stephanie Clark will serve as the Missoula Field Director.  Stephanie is a Missoula native and attended college at the University of Montana before attending the University of Vermont Law School. She has worked the last few years as a public defender, most recently in Colorado, before returning to Missoula.

Marsy’s Law will appear on the November ballot as CI-116, and will establish a Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights in the Montana constitution if enacted. Recent polling showed Marsy’s Law with a commanding lead at 75% of voters for and 12% against.

Marsy’s Law is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Ann Nicholas, a college student who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Only a week after Marsy’s murder, her mother Marcella and brother Henry walked into a grocery store after visiting her daughter’s grave and were confronted by the accused murderer. They had no idea that he had been released on bail.