We’re back at it after having our hearing in the state Capitol, where survivors of crime, the Attorney General, our bill sponsors, law enforcement, and legal experts all spoke for Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin. Lawmakers heard how updating our state Constitution would help ensure equal rights for victims.
Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin is a grassroots movement working with a broad coalition of Wisconsinites seeking to secure equal rights for victims of crime. Our coalition includes victims, victim advocates, law enforcement, state legislators, legal experts, and community members across Wisconsin, and we’ve partnered with Attorney General Brad Schimel and his Office of Crime Victim Services, as well as victims’ rights groups like Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Here are some Myths and Facts about our proposal:
Supporters of AJR 47/SJR 53 (Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin)
Support for Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin continues to grow. We are grateful to the following for supporting equal crime victims’ rights in our state.
Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin is excited to share with you the first hearing in state Legislature occurring on Thursday, June 15th. Since we launched the non-partisan initiative on April 4th, Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin has received the support of 42 Democrat and Republican legislatures. As well as 80% of Wisconsinites who back updating our state Constitution to ensure equal rights.
This week we had some incredible news: Nearly 80 percent of Wisconsinites support updating our state Constitution to ensure equal rights for crime victims.
We’re barnstorming the state, and we need your help!
The weather has warmed up and we’ve been enjoying spreading the word in this nice weather.
And as luck would have it, there was plenty of good word to spread this week about Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin. The biggest news is that we’ve formally introduced our bipartisan legislation in the state Legislature and that it will go through public safety committees in the House and Senate.
As we build support across the state for our bipartisan legislation to give crime victims equal rights, the most important thing we talk about is this simple fact: It’s a solution by Wisconsinites, for Wisconsinites.
It was a great week for victims of crime in Wisconsin, with our grassroots coalition announcing bipartisan support in the state Legislature and even more victims’ rights groups and law enforcement joining our efforts statewide.
In other words, we’re gaining momentum in the fight for equal rights.