Wisconsin State Legislators
I am writing today to ask that you support victims of crime in Wisconsin by passing Assembly Joint Resolution 1/Senate Joint Resolution 2. These proposals, known as Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin, will provide crime victims with strong, enforceable rights in the Wisconsin Constitution.
No one asks to be the victim of a crime. Yet, each year, thousands of Wisconsinites are dragged into the criminal justice process through no fault of their own.
Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin will help level the playing field in the courtroom for victims. We should value the rights of victims no less than the rights of an accused person. Victims should have the right to be present and heard in the courtroom, the right to privacy, the right to know their rights and all the other rights granted to them by Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin.
As you know, in order to amend the Wisconsin Constitution, a proposal has to pass two consecutive sessions of the Legislature and then be approved by voters. Last session, Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin was approved by a strong bipartisan vote of 110-14. Since then, over 350 survivors, victim advocacy groups, law enforcement leaders and other stakeholders have endorsed Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin. Few proposals have ever had this kind of broad and deep support.
We need you to finish the job by passing Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin on second consideration so that the people of Wisconsin can have their say on this Constitutional Amendment. Please stand up for crime victims and vote yes on Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin.
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