This week marked the beginning of October, and in addition to all of the great fall fun that the month will be sure to bring across Wisconsin, it is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a very important time for the whole Marsy's Law team. As we travel the state meeting residents from all over Wisconsin and speaking with crime victims about their experiences, we all too often hear tragic stories of domestic violence and how it fundamentally reshapes the lives of those it touches.
Java Jive 2018 hosted by the Rape Crisis Center of Dane County was the place to be this last weekend. Over the last years, Java Jive has grown into a gathering for more than survivors and supporters of sexual assault, but a place where all can come to show their solidarity for the community efforts the Rape Crisis Center serves.
Between eating fair food and speaking with thousands of supporters throughout the state of Wisconsin the past few months have been busy here at Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin.
This summer has been one of the most productive summers I can remember, and it’s not just because Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin is moving and shaking, but because a growing number of people across Wisconsin are sharing their stories and getting involved in our cause!
We're nearing the end of August here in Wisconsin, and everyone on the Marsy's Law for Wisconsin team has been busy traveling the state and speaking with supporters of our bipartisan coalition. We spent a good part of the month at the Wisconsin State Fair where we were able to speak with thousands of Wisconsin residents about victims' rights and received more than 1,000 new signatures on our petition! If you didn't already have a chance, check out last week's video blog to see a little tour of the fair and check out what our team was up to!
Take a tour of the Wisconsin State Fair led by our very own State Director Luke Martz. The Marsy's Law for Wisconsin team had a great time at the fair where we were able to speak with thousands of Wisconsin residents about victims' rights and received more than 1,000 new signatures on our petition!
As summer starts to head down the home stretch, we at Marsy's Law for Wisconsin thought it would be a good time to let you know which legislators and candidates have taken the Stand With Crime Victims Pledge and promised to support victims' rights. As most of our supporters know, our legislation passed with overwhelming bipartisan support on first consideration as 2017 Senate Joint Resolution 53. But our work isn't done! There are still more legislative votes to go to make Marsy's Law a reality in Wisconsin.