Legislative Alerts

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."

April 4, 2013 - 8:48pm

From Mayors Against Illegal Guns: 

I just don’t want to die.” That’s what my sister Zina said when she asked a judge for a restraining order against her disturbed and abusive husband.

March 26, 2013 - 4:10pm

Today, domestic violence advocates from around the country will be joined by countless others to demand that Congress pass a plan to reduce gun violence in America. Simply put, background checks on gun sales will save the lives of many domestic violence victims. It's up to us to make sure Congress includes this crucial provision in the law.

Source: Mayor's Against Illegal Guns

Call Senators Baldwin and Johnson today.  

All you have to say is, "commonsense gun reform including comprehensive and enforceable background checks on gun sales will save the lives of domestic violence victims. I urge the Senator to support comprehensive and enforceable background checks on gun sales."

Baldwin: (202) 224-5653

Johnson: (202) 224-5323

Thank you for taking action!