Stories From Survivors of Crime Motivate
We’re back at it after having our hearing in the state Capitol, where survivors of crime, the Attorney General, our bill sponsors, law enforcement, and legal experts all spoke for Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin. Lawmakers heard how updating our state Constitution would help ensure equal rights for victims.
We knew there was a lot of support for Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin – nearly 80 percent of Wisconsinites backed our effort when asked in a recent survey – but the stories we heard from survivors of crime at our hearing motivated us more than ever before. Here’s what some of them had to say:
Teri Jendusa-Nicolai: “I’ve fought not only for my life but also for justice in our legal system, so I know how important equal rights for crime victims truly are. It’s time to level the playing field between victims and the criminals who have attacked us – we want equality under the law, nothing more, nothing less.”
Read more on Teri’s story here.
Christina Traub: “Every time I entered a courtroom after my attack, I felt pushed to the background. I’m proud to fight for equal rights for crime victims because I know what it’s like to feel like I have no voice in our legal system. I hope lawmakers will see that Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin will make a real difference in the lives of victims and help keep our communities safe.” Read more on Christina’s story here.
Keaira Stine: “I didn’t have a choice when I became a victim of sexual assault, but I have a choice today and I hope it’s one our lawmakers make as well. I choose to stand up for equal rights for crime victims because I know it will help keep our children and communities safe.” Read more on Keaira’s story here.
These victims make it clear just how crucial Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin is in the great state of Wisconsin. We encourage you to join the fight to ensure equal rights for crime victims. Join Teri, Christina, Keaira and many other on this journey. Learn more here: www.equalrightsforWI.com.