The following post was written Fremont County Attorney Brenna Bird and is a conservative case for Marsy's Law for Iowa.
Our Constitution is the foundation for our government. It limits government power and recognizes individual rights. I respect our Constitutions, both state and federal, and do not propose amendments lightly.
Gov. Kim Reynolds recently signed a proclamation declaring April 8 – 14 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Iowa. We commend the governor’s action and thank her for her leadership on these issues.
You can read the full proclamation below:
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Marsy’s Law for Iowa Launches New Website
When it comes to politics, polling and legislation, Iowans are a sharp bunch. Every four years those who want to become president come and meet at Iowans’ kitchen tables, in our coffee shops and at the local co-op. The deliberation and thoughtfulness that Iowans put into picking their candidates and weighing in on important legislation is often commented on by outsiders and national news media.
Governor Kim Reynolds is calling on legislators to set Iowa on a path to letting voters decide if a victims’ rights amendment should be added to the state constitution.
One of the most profound experiences in the world is to be the victim of a crime. It can often change the way you see the world, impacting your ability to trust or put faith into people or institutions. When your safety is compromised, it can take a lot to feel whole again.