As election season builds in North Carolina, the campaign supporting the victims’ rights amendment, Marsy’s Law for NC, continues to work to educate voters through its digital and social media campaigns. The website and social media accounts will continue to serve as a key tool in the campaign - to help give voters facts about this important amendment, what it does for victims in North Carolina and explain the need for stronger rights for victims in the state Constitution.
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August 20, 2018
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The official start to election season is right around the corner as summer comes to an end. And this year in North Carolina, the talk isn’t about a candidate; it’s not about legislative elections or even county candidates. This year in North Carolina, the coverage is focused on a slate of six constitutional amendments that will be on the November ballot.
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.
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.
Bipartisan Victims' Rights Legislation Passes North Carolina General Assembly - Statewide Vote This Fall
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June 27, 2018
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Chris Sinclair 919-931-4652
Bipartisan Victims’ Rights Legislation Passes North Carolina General Assembly -
Statewide Vote this Fall
Constitutional Amendment to Strengthen Rights for Crime Victims will be on November 6 Ballot
Members of the North Carolina General Assembly are working through the 2018 legislative session, wrapping up work on various budget issues and taking up policy issues facing the state. One important policy issue the legislature is considering includes a constitutional amendment to strengthen victims’ rights - called Marsy’s Law.
The daily barrage of polling data during an intense election cycle can leave voters weary of the process. But along with the daily drum of data and numbers telling us what different groups of people are thinking about every topic imaginable, there is an underlying truth and science to this field. And while 2016 showed that polling is by no stretch an exact science, an issue that is supported by 8 out of 10 polled voters is in overwhelmingly solid territory.
The Marsy’s Law for North Carolina campaign continues to build a following statewide - including with its active social and digital media networks. From Facebook to Twitter and Instagram, the MLNC team has covered the state with images of elected officials, law enforcement, and voters supporting the need to strengthen victims’ rights in the state constitution to give victims of crime equal rights that the accused and convicted already have.