Marsy’s Law Across NC – #mlacrossnc
Marsy’s Law continues to crisscross North Carolina this summer, spreading the word about the campaign to strengthen victims’ rights in the state constitution. From Western NC mountain festivals to town council meetings in urban Mecklenburg County, Marsy’s Law NC is educating citizens about the need for stronger victims’ rights to guarantee crime victims certain rights like notification of custody of the convicted or the right to be present and heard during a plea deal.
The hashtag on social media, #mlacrossnc, has promoted victims’ rights in every corner of the state, from lighthouses on the coast to mountain festivals; from UNC Chapel Hill’s campus to the Hoke County Courthouse in Raeford. The MLNC team is busy recruiting volunteers and educating voters along the way about why victims’ rights is an issue that could impact any one of us at any time; and a matter of standing up for our friends and neighbors when they need us the most.
North Carolina voters are already supportive of strengthening victims rights. According to a recent survey among North Carolina voters, more than eight in ten North Carolinians from across the political spectrum support amending the constitution to give victims stronger rights. Nearly nine out of ten voters believe victims should be guaranteed notification of a criminal’s bail, parole, release, or escape and that victims who choose to have the right to speak at the bail or sentencing hearing.
As the MLNC campaign prepares for a potential statewide vote on Marsy’s Law, the team will continue to educate the state’s leaders, citizens and voters on the need for North Carolina’s crime victims to have co-equal rights in the state constitution that are already given to the accused and convicted. Visit Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to check out #mlacrossnc today to see grassroots support in action!