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Read updates from Marsy's Law efforts across the country.

York County

York County comes together on domestic violence 'epidemic'

 

Imagine a childhood virus that is known to knock 20 years off of your life expectancy. Everyone from health care experts to legislators and social service agencies would be hard at work looking for preventions and cures for this public health hazard. Why don’t we look at violence and its victims the same way?

Kelly V.

Fixing A Broken Process - Kelly Vierling

 

Kelly Vierling is an Oklahoman touched by crime, who believes that if the reforms proposed in State Question 794 would have been in place, her experience with the criminal justice system would have been very different.  When her son was shot and killed at a party, she learned there wasn’t the right support system for victims and their families

Constitutional Rights

Constitutional Level Rights for Victims are Important

 

There has been a lot of attention focused on the slate of six constitutional amendments that North Carolina voters will consider on November 6. Partisan controversy has swirled around the package - but one of the amendments deserves consideration outside of the group. Victims’ rights should not be dragged into the partisan rancor.

John Yarmuth

Congressman John Yarmuth Endorses Marsy's Law For Kentucky

CONGRESSMAN JOHN YARMUTH ENDORSES MARSY’S LAW FOR KENTUCKY


Yarmuth encourages voters to support constitutional amendment for crime victims’ rights 

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (July 9, 2018) – Marsy’s Law for Kentucky is proud to receive the endorsement of Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-03), encouraging voters to support the constitutional amendment appearing on the ballot this November. Yarmuth joins thousands of elected officials, Kentucky voters, organizations, and advocates who are enthusiastically vouching for Marsy’s Law’s passage.

PA

Leveling the playing field for victims in the criminal justice system

 

Leveling the playing field is the goal of Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania. This legislation will elevate crime victims’ rights to the state constitutional level, addressing the current inequity between victims and those accused and convicted of crimes. By boosting victims’ rights to the constitutional level, we will hold those who violate victims’ rights accountable.

Ballot

Marsy's Law will be on North Carolina's Nov. 6 Ballot!

 

North Carolina's General Assembly passed Marsy's Law - the constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal rights to victims of crime during the last week of the legislative session. The amendment needed to pass 3/5 of both chambers of the General Assembly to be placed on the November ballot for voters to decide. Marsy's Law gained significantly more votes than needed in both chambers - with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 45-1 in the Senate and 107-9 in the House.