Status of Marsy's Law in North Dakota
It was late December in 2015 when the Marsy’s Law team in North Dakota braved the weather to collect over 44,000 signatures of support from North Dakotans. As Chairwoman Kathleen Wrigley, herself a crime victim, spoke strongly in defense of the law, other victims, such as Pam Perleberg, came forward to share their stories of the need for stronger victims’ rights in the state. With polling indicating 72% of North Dakotans approved of the constitutional change and more than thirty-five endorsements, including former Federal Prosecutor Lynn Crooks, it became clear Marsy’s Law had overwhelming support.
The Marsy’s Law for North Dakota team attended over 100 events throughout the state to discuss Marsy’s Law with the citizens of North Dakota. Through the unwavering efforts of many across the state, Marsy’s Law declared victory with 62% of the vote on November 8, 2016.
To learn more about your rights in North Dakota, please visit the North Dakota Attorney General’s Marsy’s Law page.
Every day, across our country people suffer at the hands of criminals. Then they suffer again â as victims, thrust into the complex judicial system and to navigate an unfamiliar court
process. Marsyâs Law proposes a Constitutional Amendment securing permanent, enforceable rights of victims, but we need your help to move forward.
Get involved now by:
- Making calls from home
- Telling your story
- Requesting materials
- Requesting a speaker
- Tracking local media
- Volunteering as a neighborhood leader
- Downloading and printing literature to share
- Speaking to a group or organization
- Spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter
- Showing community support
Violent Crime In Your State: Did You Know?
According To Recently Released Statistics By The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI), North Dakota Experienced 1,812 Violent Crimes In 2015.
- In 2015, There Were 21 Murders And Nonnegligent Manslaughters.
- In 2015 There Were 345 Rapes.
- In 2015 There Were 148 Robberies.
- In 2015 There Were 1,298 Aggravated Assaults.
Source: 2015 Crime In The United States, State Totals,Â Federal Bureau of Investigation, Website, 9/26/16