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Action Alert: I’m an NRA member
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.
The order was granted, and her husband was legally prohibited from buying a gun. But he bought one anyway -- by going online and purchasing a gun from a private seller with no background check.
He used that gun to shoot seven people, killing three, including my sister Zina.
I’m an NRA member, and I enjoy shooting guns. I support the Second Amendment, but I also support common sense gun laws -- especially laws that require background checks for all gun sales.
Background checks would have saved my sister’s life, and they wouldn’t have interfered with anyone’s gun rights. 92% of Americans agree with me, including 76% of my fellow NRA members. So why has Congress been so slow to act on gun reform?
Mayors Against Illegal Guns has gathered more than 1.4 million signatures demanding that Congress take action, and we’re delivering them to Senator’s home offices this Friday, April 5th.
I hope you’ll watch this video and share the petition with everyone you know:
Thank you for helping to honor my sister and others who have been lost to gun violence.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns
2015-2016 End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin Legislative Agenda
This document summarizes End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin's top priorities for legislative advocacy during the 2015 to 2016 biennium. In determining what legislative efforts to support, End Abuse consults regularly with domestic violence programs, survivors of domestic violence, coordinated community response teams, and other professionals who work to address domestic violence. Our Legislative Agenda is a work in progress. We encourage legislators, local domestic violence programs, survivors and other professionals to contact us with potential legislative initiatives throughout the session.
Voting Guide for Advocates and Survivors
This guide is meant to help advocates assist their clients with the voting process. With recent law changes and court decisions, even the basics of how to cast a ballot can be very confusing The guide covers voter registeration, ID requirements and determining where to vote.
Recorded Webinar: Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting Harassment of LGBTQ People 3-10-2015
This webinar is about policies to promote inclusion of both LGBTQ clients and employees. After viewing the webinar, participants will be able to list the types of policies that support an environment free of harassment and bullying of LGBTQ people, describe ways to assist staff in understanding and following the policies, and list the elements of a plan to monitor claims, address them seriously, and document their corrective action(s).
VIEW AND LISTEN. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.
The series is provided by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Domestic Abuse Program, and presented by Molly Herrmann, statewide training consultant and member of the End Domestic Abuse WI and WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault LGBTQ Committee. Services Act (FVPSA) federal requirements. Webinar 3 is Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment of LGBTQ People.
The series offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on organization practices and culture, and to build bridges between existing knowledge and skills and innovative, emerging practices, while also meeting the DCF training requirement.
All staff of DCF domestic violence programs receiving FVPSA funding must view each webinar live (February and March 2015) or recorded.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
When you have completed the recorded webinar, download the certificate below. It can be completed electronically or by hand and printed. Handouts are also available for download.