U.S. Senator Rand Paul Endorses Marsy’s Law For Kentucky
U.S. SENATOR RAND PAUL ENDORSES MARSY’S LAW FOR KENTUCKY
Sen. Paul encourages voters to support constitutional amendment for crime victims’ rights
Louisville, Ky. (February 23, 2018) – Marsy’s Law for Kentucky is proud to announce the endorsement of United States Senator Rand Paul as the constitutional amendment heads to the voters in November. Sen. Paul, who joins hundreds of other individual and group endorsers, encourages every Kentuckian to support Marsy’s Law for the protection of our crime victims and the bettering of the Commonwealth.
“Marsy’s Law is a cause that enshrines enforceable, constitutional rights into state constitutions. Giving victims of crime rights, like the right to have a role in the judicial process or the right to have notification of release or escape of the convicted is simply common sense. I encourage all Kentucky voters to support Marsy’s Law in November,” said Senator Paul.
Kentucky is one of only 14 states without constitutional-level rights for victims of crime. If adopted by Kentucky voters this November, Marsy’s Law would amend the state’s constitution to ensure crime victims have the right to a voice in the judicial process, the right to be present in judicial hearings and the right to be made aware of upcoming hearings or changes in their offenders’ status.
“Marsy’s Law for Kentucky is immensely grateful to Senator Paul for his strong support and passion to rally Kentuckians to vote for Marsy’s Law in November,” said Ashlea Christiansen, the campaign’s state director. “Kentuckians want to level the playing field and provide victims of crime with the same level of constitutional rights as the accused. The voices of nearly 40,000 Kentuckians and hundreds of organizations want to be heard: pass Marsy’s Law for Kentucky in 2018!”
Marsy’s Law has received endorsements from a broad, diverse coalition of Kentucky law enforcement, victims’ rights groups, elected officials and other organizations. The full list is available here. Nearly 40,000 Kentuckians have also pledged their support for Marsy’s Law. It was the first bill to pass the Kentucky General Assembly this year, doing so with overwhelming bi-partisan support.
About Marsy’s Law for Kentucky
Marsy’s Law for Kentucky is an advocate-driven effort to incorporate a victims’ bill of rights in the state constitution. Kentucky is one of only 14 states that does not provide crime victims with constitutional-level protections. To learn more or if you would like to sign the petition and add your “purple pin” to the map, you can do so here. Those wishing to join the coalition can do so here. Please visit www.marsyslaw.us, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.