Marsy’s Law: Equal Rights For Victims-Vote!
We’re only four days away from Election Day. If you haven’t voted yet, please go out to the polls and vote yes on Amendment 6/Marsy’s Law for Florida. Tell others about your support for crime victims’ rights and encourage them to join you in saying “Yes on 6!” Amendment 6/Marsy’s Law for Florida would give crime victims rights equal to the accused or convicted without taking any rights away from those who have been accused or convicted. Check out the latest news and get involved today!
Southern Christian Leadership Conference Endorses Amendment 6/Marsy’s Law for Florida
Yesterday, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the renowned international civil rights and human rights organization, participated in a press conference in Tallahassee to announce their endorsement of Amendment 6/Marsy’s Law for Florida. Dr. Charles Steele, Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, joined with Tallahassee-area ministers who are also supporting Amendment 6.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which was co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., believes rights for crime victims are essential human rights. Protecting and strengthening crime victims’ rights falls in line with the organization’s mission of pursuing equality and justice. It has supported similar crime victims’ rights measures in other states.
“After experiencing a crime, the days and months that follow can be some of the victims’ darkest. Becoming a victim of a crime changes your life forever. The trauma, pain and fear associated with that life-altering event lasts long after the justice process concludes,” said Dr. Steele. “However, while they are navigating that justice process, crime victims should be able to take comfort in knowing they are guaranteed certain rights and protections. Amendment 6 provides that comfort and gives a voice to those who are currently silenced. We are proud to raise our voice in support of Amendment 6/Marsy’s Law for Florida.”
Dr. R. B. Holmes, Jr., Pastor of Bethel Missionary Church in Tallahassee (left), and Dr. Charles Steele, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (right), show their support for Amendment 6/Marsy’s Law for Florida.