Winnemucca & Humboldt County Endorsements

March 2018 ***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Winnemucca and Humboldt County Leaders Unite on Behalf of Crime Victims

Marsy’s Law for Nevada is proud to announce that the civic leaders of Winnemucca and Humboldt County have united to stand together for efforts to benefit victims of crime in Nevada. Marsy’s Law for Nevada now has the endorsement of Winnemucca Mayor Di An Putnam, Council members Jim Billingsley, Paige Brooke, Theresa Mavity, Vince Mendiola, and Mike Owens. Also lending his name to the effort is Winnemucca Police Chief Bill Dalley.

They are joined by colleagues in their home county; Humboldt, Nevada’s oldest county, founded in 1856. Marsy’s Law for Nevada has secured endorsements from County Commissioners Mike Bell, Marlene Brissenden, Ron Cerri, Jim French, and Ken Tipton, as well as Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Allen.

The mission statement for Humboldt County details the civic leaders’ goal of being “...responsive to the needs of the provide a safe, healthy environment...” for residents calling this region their home. Marsy’s Law for Nevada supporters appreciate the dedication of these community leaders as they look to the future of this entire county and focus on the needs of citizens. Marsy’s Law for Nevada seeks to accomplish similar goals by embedding rights for victims of crime into our state Constitution. The rights of a victim should never be left to question.

Marsy’s Law for Nevada now has the endorsement of more than 150 civic leaders across the state. Residents of Nevada will have the final vote on the issue in November 2018 with Ballot Question 1. We urge all Nevadans to remember to cast a vote for themselves this fall and Vote YES on 1, to protect victimsrights.

Equal Rights for Nevada Crime Victims. It’s just fair. #VictimsRightsNV

Marsy’s Law would ensure the:

* Right to receive information about the services available to crime victims

* Right to be treated with fairness and respect throughout the criminal justice process

* Right to be protected from the defendant

* Right to notice of all public proceedings in the case

* Right to be reasonably heard, upon request, at all public proceedings regarding the case

* Right to reasonably confer with the prosecuting agency, upon request, regarding the case

* Right to full and timely restitution

History of Marsy’s Law

The effort is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in California in 1983. A week later he was released pending his court proceedings and went face to face with the victim’s family, who had no idea he was out of jail. Today her brother, Dr. Henry T. Nicholas is working to secure a voice and protection for victims and their families, nationwide. Marsy’s Law measures have already passed in California, Illinois, North Dakota, and South Dakota, and Ohio.

Marsy’s Law Approval

Marsy’s Law/Senate Joint Resolution 17 was first approved by Nevada state lawmakers in 2015 and again in 2017 as required by Nevada law for a constitutional amendment. Marsy’s Law for Nevada will now go to a vote of Nevada residents in 2018 as Ballot Question 1. We urge all Nevadans to remember to cast a vote for themselves in November. Vote YES on 1. #VictimsRightsNV