Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 9am
Marsy’s Law was named after Marsalee (Marsy) Nicholas, a beautiful, vibrant University of California Santa Barbara student, who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Only a week after Marsy was murdered, her brother, Dr. Henry T. Nicholas, and mother, Mrs. Marcella Leach, walked into a grocery store after visiting Marsy’s grave and were confronted by the accused murderer. The family had no idea he had been released on bail because the courts and law enforcement, though well meaning, had no obligation to keep them informed.
After his experience following the murder of his sister, Dr. Henry T. Nicholas launched Marsy’s Law for All to work to amend state constitutions that don’t offer protections to crime victims. Since passage in California in 2008, voters in four additional states have passed Marsy’s Law – including Illinois, North and South Dakota, and Montana.
Chris Quint is the Founder and CEO of Quint Co, a public affairs firm specializing in strategic communications, government relations and advocacy, media relations, community relations and spokesperson training, and the State Director for Marsy’s Law for Maine. He has over 15 years of experience as a communications professional, lobbyist and senior level strategist to public and private institutions.