Once Fallen (iamthefallen1@yahoo.com)

Many of you will be familiar with the name Derek Logue and Once Fallen. Derek has asked that we share this survey with our supporters. Here is Derek’s message: The fight to reform or abolish the public sex offense registry began when Megan’s Law was signed in 1996, and over the years, efforts to challenge the public registry have grown larger and more organized. Those who identify as registry reformists or abolitionists are not a homogeneous group– some of us are on the registry, some of us are loved ones of a registered person, and some of us have no loved ones on the registry but believe these laws have gone too far. Since we are not homogeneous, we have diverse opinions about what we are striving to achieve and the means to achieve these goals. We also have diverse viewpoints on our interactions with politics, the media, and law enforcement.

This is why I feel we need a survey of registry reformists and abolitionists.

If you are involved in any way in the movement to reform or abolish the registry, whether you are a registered person, the loved one of a registered person, an independent volunteer, or involved in any of the registry reformist groups in any way, please take this survey.

This survey is 98 multiple choice and checkbox questions (plus an additional comments area) and will take roughly 30-45 minutes to complete. While this survey asks questions related to demographics, your thoughts on current and future reformist/abolitionist efforts, and your feelings on key society issues like politics, the media, and law enforcement, it is completely anonymous; and individual responses cannot be traced back to you.

The purpose of this survey is to understand the diverse backgrounds, needs, and opinions on how registry reform/abolition groups should organize and conduct business. The results will hopefully assist both current and future reformist groups in planning future strategies around the needs and diverse viewpoints of those on the registry.

You can take the survey here and help make a difference.