Demand Congress Pass a Gun Safety Plan to Save Lives

President Obama has outlined a plan to close dangerous loopholes that allow abusers easy access to weapons.  A domestic violence homicide occurs almost every week in Wisconsin, most involve firearms and in too many cases the perpetrator acquired or bought the gun illegally. Congress must act before another preventable killing takes one more life. Call your Members of Congress today and tell them to work quickly to pass a gun safety bill that includes universal background checks. 

Talking Points

  • Since 2000, at least 50 people in Wisconsin were shot and killed by an abuser who was legally prohibited from possessing the murder weapon. Without universal background checks, abusers will continue to exploit loopholes and get guns to terrorize and kill victims in our communities.
  • The vast majority of Americans and gun owners support background checks on all gun sales.
  • The time for action is now. We can't bear to watch more and more preventable tragedies take the lives of so many.

Your quick call will help make sensible gun safety a reality. 

Senator Tammy Baldwin(D- WI) 202-224-5653

Senator Ron Johnson (R- WI) 202-224-5323

Representative Paul Ryan (R - 01) 202-225-3031

Representative Mark Pocan (D - 02) 202-225-2906

Representative Ron Kind (D - 03) 202-225-5506

Representative Gwen Moore (D - 04) 202-225-4572

Representative F. James (Jim) Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R - 05) 202-225-5101

Representative Tom Petri (R - 06) 202-225-2476

Representative Sean P. Duffy (R - 07) 202-225-3365

Representative Reid J. Ribble (R - 08) 202-225-5665

Selected Resources

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. 

Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting Harassment of LGBTQ People (Recorded 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.


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.