Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma believes that connecting with our communities is among the most important things we do. That’s why we’re proud to have the support of several County Commissioners across Oklahoma. In addition to preserving local infrastructure, commissioners also work with members of law enforcement to keep communities safe.
The victims’ rights movement is gaining momentum across the country with five states this fall set to vote on strengthening victims’ rights in their state constitutions. The legislation - known as Marsy’s Law - originally passed in California in 2008 followed by Illinois and the Dakotas. Last fall, it also passed overwhelmingly in Ohio.
Scott Mitchell, an analyst for Oklahoma City’s News9, launched a podcast series called Forgotten Voices. According to Scott, the series will highlight important stories of victims of crimes “in their own words”. He added the series purpose is “to bypass the media filter and let victims and victims’ advocates speak directly to Oklahomans. “
The Oklahoma Legislature adjourned three weeks ahead of schedule this year, closing out their work on May 3, 2018, but support for Marsy’s Law remains strong.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2018
Katherine Kington North