Marsy’s Law for Montana Launches First Radio Ad Supporting CI-116


September 1, 2016


Chuck Denowh: 239-5952

Marsy’s Law for Montana Launches First Radio Ad Supporting CI-116

(Helena, Mont.)—Marsy’s Law for Montana, the campaign behind an amendment to add a Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights to the Montana Constitution, will begin a six-figure, statewide radio advertising push on Friday, September 2.

“Over 56,000 Montanans signed the petition to send CI-116 to the ballot in November,” said Marsy’s Law for Montana State Director Chuck Denowh.  “But we want to make sure that Montanans have a full understanding of what Marsy’s Law is and how it will ensure equal rights for crime victims. We’ve found the more people know about Marsy’s Law, the more our support grows.”

The sixty-second radio spot emphasizes how Marsy’s Law will empower crime victims in Montana by granting new Constitutional rights, including the right to be notified of court proceedings, to be heard at those proceedings, and to be guaranteed restitution.

If Marsy’s Law, CI-116, is enacted in November, Montana will become the 33rd state to grant Constitutional rights to victims of crime.

Marsy’s Law for Montana is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Ann Nicholas. Marsy was a beautiful, vibrant University of California Santa Barbara 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 her daughter’s grave and were confronted by the accused murderer. They had no idea that he had been released on bail.