Senator Steve Daines Endorses Marsy’s Law for Montana

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September 21, 2016

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Daines endorses Marsy’s Law for Montana, appears in first television ad

(Helena, Mont.)—United States Senator Steve Daines has endorsed CI-116 and is featured in the first television ad being aired by the Marsy’s Law for Montana campaign.

“It’s only right that victims of crime get the same type of rights—constitutional rights—that we already give to persons accused or convicted of crime,” Senator Daines stated. “I support Marsy’s Law because we need to empower crime victims and give them the rights they deserve.”

Marsy’s Law for Montana is affiliated with the national group Marsy’s Law for All, which is pursuing constitutional amendments in the 18 states that have no constitutional rights for crime victims. Ultimately, Marsy’s Law for All will seek a Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights amendment to the United States Constitution.

The advertisements will begin airing today across Montana. The ad can be viewed here.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with Senator Daines’ endorsement,” said Marsy’s Law for Montana State Director Chuck Denowh. “Senator Daines joins over 100 other Montana elected officials from both political parties that have endorsed Marsy’s Law. His endorsement is a huge boost to our campaign as we’re just a few weeks away from ballots being cast.”

Recent polling shows a strong majority of Montana voters support Marsy’s Law. The poll, conducted in July, had 75% of voters saying they would vote for CI-116 and only 12% against.

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.

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