Crime Victims and Advocates Push “Marsy’s Law” Implementation Bill During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Victims of crime and advocates will join Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma on Wednesday, April 10, at the Oklahoma State Capitol to voice support for fully implementing the state’s new Constitutional rights for victims. Their visit coincides with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which occurs April 7-13.
When voters passed State Question 794 in 2018, they approved amendments to Oklahoma’s Constitution outlining a series of new rights. These rights are designed to protect the dignity of every crime victim, keep victims informed, and give victims a voice in the criminal justice process.
Last November, Oklahoma voters passed State Question 794, establishing stronger Constitutional rights for victims of crime. The Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma team was proud to be a part of that great win for victims and their families. Our work, however, didn’t end in November.
For Immediate Release
Nov. 6, 2018
Media Contact: Alex Weintz; Alex@FKGConsulting.com or (405) 518-5135
State Question 794 Passes Overwhelmingly
Crime Victims Celebrate Victory, Constitutional Rights
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Question 794, also known as “Marsy’s Law,” passed overwhelmingly tonight, with over 75% of Oklahoma voters casting their ballots in support of the measure. The initiative creates a stronger, constitutionally protected set of rights for victims of crime.
In our Final Week, Support for SQ 794 Remains Strong
Crime victim advocates are canvasing Oklahoma to remind people to vote Yes on 794. Early voting starts Thursday and the general election occurs Tuesday, Nov. 6.
You may have noticed our newest TV ad featuring former Oklahoma State Trooper Ben Crockett, whose son Jacob was brutally attacked and murdered in 2014. Crockett describes the difficulty he and his family had getting information during the criminal justice process. “All we wanted was answers,” he says. “But we had little say-so in what was going on. State Question 794 is like water in the desert for crime victims.”
OKLAHOMA CITY – Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma and the Yes on State Question 794 campaign today launched a series of social media videos highlighting support from crime victims and advocates for SQ 794, a provision on the November 6 ballot. If passed, an enhanced set of crime victims’ rights would be added to the Oklahoma Constitution.
State Director Kim Moyer Reflects on a recent ceremony held to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims
One woman’s son was murdered in a drive-by shooting, and another woman’s 14 year-old daughter was murdered by a boy that she broke up with. The sad stories went on all evening as people greeted each other. These grieving families and many more survivors were among the more than 70 people attending the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims ceremony held in Oklahoma City. Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma members were proud to help organize and support these families on this important day.