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Governor Kevin Stitt Signs Marsy’s Law Implementation Bill

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May 28, 2019
Media Contact: Alex Weintz; alex@uppercasestrategies.com or (914) 282-3229

 

Governor Kevin Stitt Signs Marsy’s Law Implementation Bill


OKLAHOMA CITY - Governor Kevin Stitt today signed House Bill 1102, a bill to help fully implement the new Constitutional provisions within State Question 794, or “Marsy’s Law.”

Crime Victims Celebrate Successful Legislative Push to Implement Marsy’s Law

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May 20, 2019

Media Contact: Alex Weintz; alex@uppercasestrategies.com or (914) 282-3229

 

Crime Victims Celebrate Successful Legislative Push to Implement Marsy’s Law


OKLAHOMA CITY - Crime victims and their advocates today praised the Oklahoma Legislature for delivering final passage of House Bill 1102, which now heads to Governor Kevin Stitt for his signature. The bill updates state statutes to reflect the new Constitutional rights granted under Marsy’s Law, or State Question 794, passed by voters in 2018.

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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.

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Bills to Help Implement Marsy’s Law Advance

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.

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Keeping Our Promise to Crime Victims and Building on the Success of SQ 794

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.

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State Question 794 Passes Overwhelmingly

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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

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.
 

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Supporters Make a Pre-Election Push for SQ 794
 
Election day is right around the corner, so supporters of SQ 794 have been out in full force!  This week we enjoyed coffee with supporters in Enid and Bartlesville to discuss the need for Constitutional rights for crime victims.  Additionally, we provided information and materials about SQ 794, as well as campaign gear, including t-shirts and signs. 

The story behind our latest TV ad featuring the father of a murder victim

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.”
 

Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma Launches Digital Campaign Featuring Crime Victims and Advocates

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.