Marsy's Law for Georgia Honors Gov. Brian Kemp for Victims' Advocacy

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was awarded with a Victims' Rights Champion Award by Marsy's Law for Georgia on November 14, 2019. Gov. Kemp is being recognized for his support of the state constitutional amendment that was passed in November 2018, which extended the rights of crime victims.

The Victims' Rights Champion Award is given to elected officials who have shown support for Marsy's Law and equal rights for crime victims. Gov. Kemp is one of several who have received the award this year in Georgia for their advocacy on behalf of crime victims and support of Marsy's Law.

"Marsy's Law received an overwhelming amount of support from the public, and I'm proud to have been a supporter of its passage," Gov. Kemp said. "This law has been in implementation for almost a year and has already helped ensure the safety and security of crime victims and their families."

Gov. Kemp has supported Marsy's Law since launching his campaign for governor during the 2018 elections. Throughout the campaign, then-candidate Kemp advocated for Marsy's Law and featured the law in his platform.

"Having the Georgia Governor as a supporter of Marsy's Law is an immense deal," said Erinn Mahathey, national outreach director for Marsy's Law for All. “We firmly believe that he can help us better educate Georgians on the law and raise awareness of its positive impact."