MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — “Frasier” actor Kelsey Grammer is seeking to give a boost to a crime victims’ amendment on Florida ballots by appearing in a television commercial.
The measure, Amendment 6 on the ballot, is loosely referred to as “Marsy’s Law”.
Voters will decide on the referendum, which, if approved, would expand crime victims’ language already in the state constitution.
The Emmy-winning Grammer says his father was shot and killed, and he found out about his killer’s release through a tabloid.
He also says his sister was raped and murdered. He says the amendment gives crime victims “the equal rights they deserve.”
Grammer is appearing on North Carolina and Georgia airwaves for a similar amendment there.
Kentucky, Oklahoma and Nevada also have crime victims’ amendment referendums this fall.
You can watch the commercial below:
For more information on amendments appearing on Florida voting ballots, click here.
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