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.
The holidays are a magical time when dear friends and family come together to celebrate the spirit of the season. But holiday gatherings can also present the challenge of navigating difficult conversations about the events of the year, from personal achievements or setbacks to current events and political proceedings.
As we head into the holiday season, I remain thankful for the opportunity to share my experiences as a Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin’s communication intern with my friends, family, campus, and you.
As 2017 is coming to an end it is important to reflect on all we have accomplished within the last year, andlook forward to the few steps we have left to make Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin a reality.
Throughout the year we’ve been visiting communities across Wisconsin and we’ve heard your stories and gotten to know you. This holiday season, we wanted to take the opportunity to share some of our stories and tell you about all the things that we’re thankful for here at the Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin team.
Wisconsin is one step closer to ensuring equal rights for crime victims and that is all thanks to your support of Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin! I am truly humbled to announce that our coalition has achieved our first major milestone in our fight for stronger victims’ rights with the recent passage of our bipartisan legislation through the State Senate and Assembly.
Victory! This week, Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin is celebrating a huge win in the Wisconsin Senate where our bipartisan legislation passed on a vote of 29-4. The success we’ve achieved already in Wisconsin is remarkable and it’s all the result of your support.
The Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin team spent Halloween week working to guarantee that our growing coalition will get a treat this fall with key votes in the state legislature—and making sure our opponents don’t have any tricks up their sleeves.
This has been a big month for Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin, and our support across the state continues to grow! In case you missed it, last month we celebrated several important milestones as bipartisan legislation passed through a State Assembly Committee as well as a key State Senate committee.