A Year in Review

As the year of 2017 drew to a close, I had the opportunity to reflect on my time working as a field staffer for Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin. This past year, I was able to travel the state and meet countless supporters of our efforts all the way from Douglas County down to Kenosha County. From legislators to members of the law enforcement community to victims of crime, so many Wisconsinites were eager to become involved with Marsy’s Law.

Throughout the past year, I met with victims and heard their powerful stories of survival and all of the difficulties they experienced while going through the criminal justice process. I have heard from these brave individuals time and time again how Marsy’s Law is needed here in Wisconsin so that victims can be more involved throughout the legal process as they seek justice after a traumatic experience. 

Since I joined the Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin team in July, I have been able to present at dozens of civic organization meetings including Kiwanis Clubs, Rotary Clubs and Lions Clubs. By spreading awareness about Marsy’s Law to these civic organizations we have built awareness of victims’ rights throughout the state of Wisconsin.

I have also been lucky to participate in several events throughout the state including the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The proceeds from that event benefited Golden House of Green Bay and the Sexual Assault Center, and seeing hundreds of people turn out for supporting victims of domestic and sexual abuse was so inspiring. By continuing to build support and awareness of victims rights through Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin’s bipartisan coalition, we can help victims in all corners of our great state. My New Year’s resolution is to keep fighting until victims have equal rights in Wisconsin!

Matthew Johnson

Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin

Field Representative