Legislative Alerts

January 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

Something unique will happen in the State Capitol this Thursday. For the first time, the Legislature will hold a hearing on a domestic violence bill that is not primarily aimed at increasing penalties or improving the response after a domestic abuse incident has happened. Instead, Assembly Bill 692 is actually intended to prevent domestic violence incidents from occurring in the first place. The Assembly Criminal Justice Committee will hear testimony on a bill that directs schools to implement Teen Dating Violence Prevention polices. By focusing on promoting awareness and healthy relationships, we will give the next generation of Wisconsinites the ability to create a future with far less domestic violence and abuse.

December 9, 2015 - 5:01pm

Momentum is building in the State Capitol to promote healthy relationships and prevent dating and domestic violence in a historic way! A bipartisan pair of legislators has introduced a bill to give Wisconsin teens tools and support to keep their relationships healthy and free from violence.

November 3, 2015 - 4:45pm

We urgently need your help to preserve funding for critical victim services!

June 30, 2015 - 8:39am

Dear Friends,

Author James Baldwin said it’s extremely expensive to be poor.

Many survivors who struggle to rebuild their lives when escaping abuse understand this bitter irony. Now, the rent-to-own industry is trying to use the state budget to make it more expensive to be poor in Wisconsin.

February 11, 2015 - 5:17pm

Tomorrow, the State Assembly will vote on a bill that gives Wisconsin courts the authority to consider restraining order petitions to protect Wisconsinites from abuse, stalking and harassment that is committed by an individual who is not in Wisconsin.

March 17, 2014 - 3:57pm
January 2, 2014 - 3:36pm

You may remember that at the beginning of 2013 we had a tremendous victory when Congress passed a strong VAWA reauthorization. As we start 2014, that success is being undermined by the sequester and by funding cuts that are rolling back our progress and jeopardizing the safety of victims.

December 13, 2013 - 4:49pm

Unanimous Vote to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers. Legislators need to make this bill a priority for January session.

November 18, 2013 - 10:51am

Your Voice is Needed to Prevent Domestic Violence Homicides. Tell your State Representative to Support the SAFE Act. 

September 23, 2013 - 11:55am

Legislation Introduced to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers

Call or Email Your Legislators Now

July 26, 2013 - 8:25am

Please call your state representatives and ask him or her to oppose AB 211, which would effectively eliminate the best interests of the child standard in custody cases.

July 3, 2013 - 12:15pm

The headlines about budget cuts and “sequestration” aren’t telling the real story of what is happening in our communities, to victims of domestic and sexual violence, and to the anti-violence programs that serve them.

Congress needs to hear from you: funding cuts are gutting services for victims and endangering women’s lives!

June 3, 2013 - 9:09pm

The State Senate is about to begin considering a bill that would allow lease provisions like this:

If a crime occurs on the property, even if the tenant is the victim of the crime and could not have prevented the crime, the landlord may evict the tenant.

Obviously, this bill would have a horrible silencing effect on domestic violence victims, who would have to consider whether a call to the police for help will cause them to be kicked out of their homes.

June 24, 2013 - 3:47pm

The use of bail bondsmen in Wisconsin is wrong for victims. Bondsmen allow dangerous offenders out of jail, with the defendant being required to only pay 10% of the bond or less. And, bond money will go to the bondsmen—not to victims for restitution and services.

Sign the Petition

April 11, 2013 - 2:52pm

With a couple of quick phone calls, you can make a huge difference by urging your state legislators to co-sponsor four bills to protect domestic violence victims.

Please call your state legislators and ask them to "co-sponsor LRB 558, LRB 588, LRB 720 and LRB 1191."