Shane Battier, Lauren Book, others speak out in support of Amendment 6
Former Miami Heat player Shane Battier, state Sen. Lauren Book, and other high-profile supporters of Amendment 6 were on hand Monday evening to highlight an Early Voting event and help advocate for passage of Florida’s own “Marsy’s Law.”
Amendment 6 would establish a so-called “bill of rights” for crime victims. The measure was modeled after California’s Marsy’s Law. Advocates say it would guarantee victims’ ability to be notified of important benchmarks in the case, participate in case proceedings, and prevent disclosure of victims’ information, among other benefits.
Book, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, is passionate about the measure. Prior to serving as a state Senator, she established “Lauren’s Kids,” a nonprofit aimed a stopping the abuse of children and setting up a help network for survivors.
“Our constitution is sacred,” Book began.
“I do believe that. And when we stand for those who are most vulnerable among us, I think that says a lot about who we are. So I’m very hopeful in asking people across our state