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.
We’re back with an update on the momentum Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin has had since we kicked off our statewide campaign to update Wisconsin’s Constitution. Our brave survivors have told their stories, and we’ve found broad and passionate support for ensuring equal rights for victims of crime.
Here’s the rundown:
I’m back after another week of talking with people across Wisconsin and thought it might be helpful to lay out exactly what we’re doing as we work to secure equal rights for victims.
The short answer is we’re listening. What I want to tell you about is how, and what’s next.
As we’re talking with folks across Wisconsin about the need for equal rights for crime victims, we’re hearing some difficult stories – stories that make the numbers very real.
We’re lucky in Wisconsin to have such a strong law enforcement community – from police officers to prosecutors – protecting us from violent crime. That said, one victim is too many.