Marsy’s Law for Georgia Statement on the Passing of Victims' Rights Champion Representative John Lewis

ATLANTA – July 18, 2020 - Marsy's Law for Georgia was saddened by the passing of civil rights icon Representative John Lewis on Friday, July 17, 2020.

As a pioneer in the movement for equal rights, Marsy’s Law for Georgia was proud to have the endorsement of Representative Lewis in 2018. After the passage of Marsy's Law for Georgia on November 6, 2018, the Marsy's Law team was honored to present Representative John Lewis with the Champion of Victims' Rights award for his dedication to shining a light on the cause for justice.

We remain grateful for Representative Lewis' lifetime of service in the ongoing fight for equal rights and offer our deepest condolences to his family at this time.

About Marsy's Law for Georgia
In 2018, Marsy's Law amended the Georgia State Constitution to include a Bill of Rights for victims of violent crimes during criminal proceedings. The constitutional amendment received broad support and assures rights for victims, including standing to petition a court if they feel that their rights have been violated. Georgia is one of the numerous states across the country that have added Marsy's Law to their constitutions in recent years. To learn more about Marsy’s Law Georgia, visit Victims and supporters interested in sharing their stories can email [email protected].

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 a week after her murder, Marsy's mother and brother walked into a grocery store where they were confronted by the accused murderer. The family had no idea he had been released on bail. For more information, please visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.