Stefany Shaheen Endorses Marsy's Law for NH




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CONCORD – Today Stefany Shaheen endorsed Marsy’s Law for New Hampshire, a constitutional amendment campaign to establish equal rights for crime victims. Stefany Shaheen is a NY Times Best Selling Author of Elle & Coach, President and Co-Founder of Good Measures, LLC, and a former Portsmouth City Councilor.

“Survivors and victims of crime in New Hampshire deserve protection. We must pass this bipartisan constitutional amendment to ensure that the judicial system does not further victimize survivors and families. I stand with victims of crime in support of CACR 22, Marsy’s Law,” says Stefany Shaheen.

“Throughout her life and her career, Stefany Shaheen has been a staunch advocate for women’s rights and healthy communities,” said Amanda Grady Sexton, state director for Marsy’s Law for NH. “We are grateful Stefany is adding her voice in support of Marsy’s Law as we work with a broad coalition of allies across the state to establish meaningful constitutional protections for victims of crime in New Hampshire.”

About Stefany Shaheen

Stefany Shaheen is a New Hampshire native and well-known health and education advocate. She is a NY Times Best Selling Author, former Portsmouth City Councilor, founding executive director of Early Learning NH, and current co-founder and President of Good Measures, a Boston-based company that combines the expertise of Registered Dietitians with the power of technology to help people make positive changes in their eating and exercise behaviors and manage nutrition sensitive medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.  


About Marsy’s Law for New Hampshire:

Marsy’s Law for New Hampshire is a grassroots effort to bring constitutional rights to victims of crime. Under Marsy’s Law, or CACR 22, crime victims would have the right to notification of all proceedings and would be guaranteed the right to be heard in the criminal justice system. Victims would also have the right to have input on all plea deals for offenders as well as the right to restitution resulting from the financial impact of the crime. New Hampshire is 1 of only 15 states that does not have constitutional rights for victims.

The Marsy’s Law movement began in 1983 by Henry Nicholas, whose sister Marsy was killed by her ex-boyfriend. One week after her murder, Marsy’s mother and Henry walked into a grocery store where they saw the accused murderer. The family had no idea that he had been released on bail. In an effort to honor his sister, Dr. Henry Nicholas has made it his mission in life to help provide victims and their families across the country with constitutional protections and equal rights.

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