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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was authored by Michelle Liles, daughter of Debbie Liles who was found brutally beaten and murdered in her Jacksonville home in March 2017. Her father, Michael Liles, was the executive director of the Justice Coalition, a Jacksonville nonprofit victims’ services center. Already a victim advocate before Debbie’s tragic death, Michael channeled his grief and heartbreak into his quest to find justice for Debbie and his fierce advocacy of Amendment 6/Marsy’s Law for Florida. Several weeks ago, Michael unexpectedly passed away.
In celebration of National Make a Difference Day, Marsy’s Law for Florida, the organization advocating for crime victims’ rights through Amendment 6, will spearhead a “Day of Action” on Saturday, October 27, where supporters and volunteers will lead advocacy efforts across all 67 Florida counties, from hurricane relief efforts and bakery giveaways to community festivals and voter education.Read more
Appealing to voters from the perspective of a survivor of child sexual abuse, a new “Yes on Amendment 6” ad featuring Lauren Book is now running across Florida. The new ad is part of a major statewide broadcast, cable and digital advertising campaign asking voters to support Amendment 6, which would place clear, enforceable rights for crime victims in the state constitution. The campaign has been launched by Marsy’s Law for Florida, a group that has been advocating for rights for crime victims that are equal to those already provided to the accused and convicted.Read more
Sen. Lauren Book, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, wants all victims to be treated with dignity and respect.
Like far too many, I am a victim and survivor of a violent crime. My young daughter, Peyton, was sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered in 1999 as she was preparing to enter graduate school. My family was shattered and devastated by the senseless violence and loss of life.Read more