RALEIGH, NC. (August 27, 2019) – Legislation to implement Marsy’s Law, the constitutional amendment to strengthen victims’ rights approved by voters last year, has passed through the N.C. House and is one step closer to becoming law. Lawmakers, advocates, and criminal justice professionals have worked relentlessly to ensure victims receive the rights they so strongly deserve and to ensure that the bill gives guidance to the agencies tasked with enforcing Marsy’s Law. The decision now lies with the Senate on whether to pass the bill before the constitutional amendment goes into effect on August 31.
This week, the nation will recognize National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) April 7-13, but North Carolina's voters made their support for crime victims clear last November by voting for the Marsy's Law victims' rights amendment. More than 60 percent of statewide voters agreed that North Carolina's victims of crime deserve stronger constitutional rights.
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November 6, 2018
Contact: Brad Crone 919-809-3311
Anna Roberts 919-208-4050
Chris Sinclair 919-931-4652
North Carolina Voters Approve Stronger Constitutional Rights for Crime Victims
Bipartisan Victims’ Rights Amendment Passed by 62 %
Raleigh, NC – North Carolina voters approved stronger constitutional rights for victims of crime on election day with a 62% in favor of the crime victims’ rights amendment. The amendment, known as Marsy’s Law, drew bipartisan support across the state on November 6th.
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November 2, 2018
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Marsy’s Law Partners with Lyft to Provide Free Rides Home on Election Night
Raleigh – Marsy’s Law for North Carolina has partnered with Lyft to provide safe, and free, rides home to election party-goers next Tuesday evening, November 6.
With only a few short weeks left, the political season is reaching a fever pitch. Partisan rhetoric is as strong as ever and in North Carolina, six amendments on the November ballot this year have taken the place - and the attention - of this year’s campaign season as a statewide issue.
Unfortunately, much of the political rancor has included misinformation about one of the amendments North Carolina voters will be considering on November 6 - strengthening victims’ rights in the state constitution. The campaign for victims’ rights, known as Marsy’s Law for NC, will continue to share the facts about this important amendment so that North Carolina’s voters have accurate information to vote and are able to distinguish between fact and fiction.
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October 12, 2018
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Brad Crone (919) 809-3311
Anna Roberts (919) 208-4050
Chris Sinclair (919) 931-4652
NEW TV AD HIGHLIGHTS VICTIM PERSPECTIVE -
SHOWING NEED FOR CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS AMENDMENT
Raleigh, NC - The victims’ rights amendment campaign, known as Marsy’s Law for NC, released a new TV ad featuring a North Carolina victim sharing his account of a random and violent assault he suffered while at work. The ad highlights the victim’s experience after the crime occured, saying that he was not kept informed about his case and bravely sharing that he is still worried his attacker will be released from custody without him knowing.
As this year’s campaign season reaches its final weeks, there’s a lot of attention in North Carolina to the six constitutional amendments voters will consider on November 6. Unfortunately, not all of the information being presented to voters is accurate.
Most people, fortunately, have little to no idea what it means to be victimized in North Carolina. Most don’t know what it means to suffer as a result of a violent and terrifying crime. But for crime victims who suffer well beyond the crime itself, the experience is all too real and horrific.
As campaign season builds during the month of October, the Marsy’s Law for NC campaign has released a series of ads statewide to help educate voters about the important need to guarantee victims’ rights in the state constitution. The ads will continue to run on digital outlets, and television and radio stations throughout the month leading up to the November 6 vote.