As a sexual assault survivor, I’ve seen firsthand how powerless victims can be in our current legal system. That’s why I support Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin, bipartisan legislation to place additional victims’ rights in the state Constitution and strengthen existing rights so that victims’ rights are not automatically trumped in the courtroom by those of their attackers.
Wisconsin has a proud tradition of leading on victims’ rights, and Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin is the natural next step. It will help victims get justice, encourage more people to come forward, help us hold criminals accountable, and make Reedsburg and all our communities safer.
This bipartisan legislation has passed key hurdles in the state Legislature and was approved in both houses with bipartisan support. But there are many more votes to go to make this a reality.
Join me in ensuring that our local legislators continue to make victims’ rights a priority. Contact Senator Howard Marklein and Representative Ed Brooks to thank them for their support for Marsy’s Law and tell them to take the “I Stand With Crime Victims” pledge and commit to continued support for equal rights for crime victims. Victims shouldn’t have to wait any longer for these rights.
Staci Brunner, Reedsburg