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Florida Politics: Lauren Book says ‘it’s time for equal rights’ in new Marsy’s Law ad

The committee backing Amendment 6, which would add a “crime victim bill of rights” to the Florida Constitution, released a new ad Friday featuring Plantation Democratic Sen. Lauren Book. In the 30-second ad, Book describes the court system from her perspective as a sexual assault survivor and asks viewers to vote for the measure, also known as “Marsy’s […]

Sunshine State News: Supreme Court Has an Opportunity to Do the Right Thing for Victims

The Florida Supreme Court was in South Florida Wednesday hearing arguments for why Amendment 6, also known as Marsy’s Law for Florida, should remain on the November General Election ballot. More than political or legal theatre, this is an issue that is so important and so deeply personal to Floridians who are survivors of crime, including […]

Florida Politics: Statewide ‘Yes on Amendment 6’ ad buy launched

Marsy’s Law for Florida launched a statewide television and digital advertising campaign, asking voters to support Amendment 6, which would “place clear, enforceable victims’ rights in the state constitution.” The amendment, which also would raise judges’ retirement age from 70 to 75, has been ruled off the ballot after a court challenge, but that decision […]

Jacksonville Moms Blog: This Important Conversation Can Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

By Lauren Book The first day of school can be a little like a favorite holiday morning. Kids are up early — the kind of excited, dressed and raring to go early that simply doesn’t happen the rest of the year. There is an element of eagerness in the air. The perfect outfit, newly acquired […]

Glades County Democrat: Amendment 6 key for crime victims

As a proud member of law enforcement for more than 25 years, it is my job to make sure that justice is properly executed across our state. Ensuring a fair trial for all Floridians accused of a crime is integral to our society. However, a large population of citizens are continuously overlooked by the Florida […]

News 96.5 WDBO: State Lawmaker Educating Families About Childhood Sexual Abuse

By Darrell Moody Lauren Book is a former kindergarten teacher and current member of the Florida Senate representing Florida’s 32nd District which is comprised of the western half of Broward County. She is also Democratic Leader Pro Tempore, but her true passion is protecting children from sexual abuse. Book, who is herself a victim of […]

Florida Politics: Lauren Book speaks out on Pennsylvania report on childhood sexual abuse in the Catholic Church

By Drew Wilson A grand jury in Pennsylvania released a nearly 900-page report Tuesday detailing the results of an investigation into sexual abuse allegations in six of the state’s eight Roman Catholic Church dioceses. The report claims there were at least 1,000 victims of sexual abuse, though it alleges there could be thousands more over the 70-year […]

Walton Sun: Sheriff supports Amendment 6

We are all familiar with federal and state laws that provide those accused and convicted of a crime with clear protections to ensure due process. However, many are surprised to learn crime victims don’t have any clear, enforceable rights within the state constitution. This means that, legally, crime victims have less rights than criminals. Individuals […]