Monday, May 01, 2006

Benefit Concert to Support Dylan's Law

Joy Chodan
Publicist for:
Miracles of Hope Network
Citizens for a One Strike Law

May 1, 2006

A night of music and community activism

Come for an evening of fun, food, spirits, music, and help to make our communities a safer place. The Blvd will be holding a very special concert, Thursday May 4, 8pm. “Citizens for a One Strike Law” (CFAOSL) “Dylan’s Law benefit show” is a celebration for WA. state to unite in support of Dylan’s Law/I-921 in memory of Dylan Groene an 8-year old boy, and his family who were allegedly brutally murdered, and raped by, Joseph Duncan III, a Washington state parolee.

“I think when more people know about Dylan's Law, the more we'll see an angry uprising of the community wanting to know, why wouldn't we want a One Strike Law to protect the rights of our children? That is my hope,“ stated Chelsey Fanara Whitman county area coordinator.

Joseph Duncan III a Wa. state parolee and convicted sex offender is awaiting trial in Idaho for the murder of Dylan's Groene’s mother, her boyfriend, and Dylan's 13-year-old brother, Slade.  Duncan will be facing a federal trial for the charge of kidnapping, sexual assault, the murder of Dylan, and other charges for Shasta, Dylan's younger sister.  Duncan will also be facing additional charges in the kidnappings and murders of three other missing and murdered children in California and Washington State. Duncan is also a suspect in other western states.

With Dylan's Law mindless criminals such as Duncan don’t get a second chance. It is a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole for violent and predatory sexual crimes such as kidnapping, rape and molestation. The new law would forever protect against tragedies like the Groene families and searched for an answer for years. The answer to protecting the families and, communities of Washington State is Dylan’s Law. It would make it a priority that could eventually lead to the ultimate goal of a national law to protect America’s children. The law addresses the constitutional issues of sex predators' rights and saves taxpayers money.

The Blvd, a twenty-one and older club will be charging five dollars at the door.
The club is directly across from the Spokane Oprah House. Signatures from WA state voters will be collected through the duration of the show in support of “Dylan’s Law.” The bands that will be entertaining are to be announced, and the evening looks to be a very enjoyable one not to be missed.

"Band-aid laws allow more children to be killed and brutalized. We need Dylan's Law to protect our kids, " stated Steve Groene, Dylan’s father.

For more information please contact: Chelsey Fanara Whitman county area coordinator at

For more information please contact Tracy Oetting,
Founder of CFAOSL
and Sponsor of Dylan's Law at the contact
information below
P.O. Box 192
Skykomish, WA 98288


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