Our legislative efforts are getting national attention!  

(I do hope you don’t interpret this post as bragging; as I see it, it’s about public safety and accountability, not about me.)

The article: “California Bill Targets Convicted Athletes,” is on page 12C of this morning’s USA Today.

If you’d like to weigh in on the issue or this article, you can send an online letter to the USA Today editor here or contact California Assembly Member Jay La Suer. 

UPDATE: If you live in California, check the local news on NBC tonight (Friday). Vikki Vargas interviewed me about this story, and the San Diego affiliate got footage of my son, as well.  

Hilton Head, South Carolina’s Island Packet comments on the story here.


  1. I didn’t know about this. Congrats to you! I don’t consider your post bragging. This is important. I’m so sorry to hear about your son. Is he better now? Also, do you spell your name Melodye? I know this is weird to get excited about, but I’m Kellye. Yay for those strange e’s at the end! 🙂

    • Hi Kellye

      Yes, I am Melodye — clearly, Hooked on Phonics didn’t work for my mom. ha! But I know what you mean: it feels somehow validating, to find someone else with an unusually spelled name.

      Thanks for your kind words about this bill. As you can see, I think it’s important, too.

      • Forgot to answer your question: Yes, thankfully, my son has healed, though he’ll have a titanium plate in his jaw for the rest of his life. Thank you for asking about him.

  2. Well done Melodye and David (interesting, I used to go to school with a guy named David Wiens – although probably not the same one, since I’m in Canada 😉

    Sounds like all the right wheels are in motion. Good luck as the bill moves forward.

    • Thank you for doing that — every voice of support helps!

      You might also want to suggest that they check the local news on NBC tonight (Friday). Vikki Vargas interviewed me about this story, and the San Diego affiliate got footage of my son, as well.

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