known as Marcy's Law, mandates rights of victims of crimes to receive notice and participate in hearings for the accused, and in some ways duplicates existing Georgia law. Prior to passage by the House and Senate there was extensive negotiations between advocates for Amendment 4 and the ACLU and criminal defense lawyers, and although changes were made, there was not an ultimate agreement. One of the changes in my long political career is the involvement of privately funded or self funded individuals to lobby for legislation they personally support. Based on one family's tragedy, Marcy's Law is a national advocacy effort, and Amendment 4 is the result of the Georgia efforts.
VOTE ON TUESDAY! Many of you, or perhaps most, have already voted--thank you! We know that early voting in 2018 has increased over 200% of previous elections, and how many will vote this Tuesday is unknown. But, please be part of this historic election! And Henry reminds you to vote also!
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