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MADISON – This week, Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin partnered with the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association and Wisconsin Police Leadership Foundation for the organizations’ Winter Training Conference. Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin was proud to sponsor the event banquet which included a special address from guest speaker Michele Gay, co-founder of Safe & Sound Schools: A Sandy Hook Initiative. The event is one in a series of Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin’s recent partnerships with major statewide law enforcement organizations, including the recent Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Conference.

“I’m honored to have been able to attend this great event and speak with Chiefs of Police from all over Wisconsin about the crime victims that they encounter in the line of duty,” said Luke Martz, Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin State Director. “The support of Wisconsin’s law enforcement community has been crucial in our effort to update the Wisconsin Constitution to ensure equal rights for crime victims, and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to come together to discus our shared goal of turning victims into survivors.”

Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin last year announced the endorsement of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association among an impressive list of supporters from the state’s prominent law enforcement organizations. Said Chief Chris Domagalski, 2017 President of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association: “Police chiefs and the officers who work with them know what crime does to our communities – they see it every day. One of law enforcement’s most important duties is to protect victims of crime, and the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association is proud to support Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin’s fight for equal rights.” Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin recently announced that the organization had earned the endorsement of more than 100 Chiefs of Police from communities across Wisconsin.

Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin, introduced as Assembly Joint Resolution 47/Senate Joint Resolution 53, is authored by Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and Representative Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville). With broad support from lawmakers of both parties, the legislation passed through the State Senate and Assembly in 2017, and will now move forward to second consideration in the next legislative session.

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