The legislative session is drawing to a close and some important victim safety measures are still outstanding. Please call your state Senator today and ask that he or she support the Interstate Abuse Prevention Act (SB 177/AB 247) from Senator Wanggaard.
Right now, Wisconsin courts are in some cases powerless to stop harassment or abuse, even when the abuser sends threats to a person in Wisconsin by way of phone calls, text messages or social networking. Over the past few years, there have been an increasing number of victims who have been denied protection for this reason. Following the lead of other states, AB 247/SB 177 would modernize Wisconsin's laws so victims are no longer left at risk because of jurisdictional loopholes.
The full Senate needs to take up the bill during the next month. Please ask your state Senator  to work to ensure the Interstate Abuse Prevention Act (SB 177/AB 247) is brought to a vote as soon as possible. Here are some talking points you can use:
Thanks for all of your efforts. Because of all your work, a bill to strengthen the 72 hour no-contact condition  is on its way to the Governor's desk!