Beginning next week, Marsy’s Law for Florida will launch a new social media campaign designed to dispel myths and misperceptions about the crime victims’ rights placed in the Florida Constitution following the passage of Amendment 6 this past November. Amendment 6, more commonly known as Marsy’s Law for Florida, enshrined in the state constitution a specific set of clear, enforceable rights and protections for crime victims. It was officially enacted on January 8, 2019.
Since that time, varied interpretations of the new constitutional language and misinformation propagated by Marsy’s Law for Florida detractors has led to some confusion as to what Marsy’s Law for Florida does and does not do. The goal of the social media campaign is to provide clarity and clear up any misconceptions.
“It has been nearly five months since Marsy’s Law for Florida has been enacted and, in that time, Floridians may have heard a lot about Marsy’s Law for Florida through news coverage and social media – some true and some not. This campaign will help Floridians, who overwhelmingly voted in favor of the new law, better understand how Marsy’s Law for Florida safeguards crime victims,” said Jennifer Fennell, Marsy’s Law for Florida spokesperson.
For more information on Marsy’s Law for Florida, visit marsyslawforfl.com.
About Marsy’s Law
Marsy’s Law is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas of California who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Only one week after her death, Marsy’s mother and brother, Henry T. Nicholas, walked into a grocery store where they were confronted by the accused murderer. The family, who had just come from a visit to Marsy’s grave, was unaware that the accused had been released on bail. In an effort to honor his sister, Dr. Nicholas, co-founder of Broadcom Corporation, has made it his mission to give victims and their families constitutional protections and equal rights. He formed Marsy’s Law for All in 2009, providing expertise and resources to victims’ rights organizations nationwide.