ACTION ALERT: October 20th Senate VAWA day of action! 

More than six months ago, the House passed H.R.1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021, with strong bipartisan support. The Senate is currently negotiating their own bipartisan reauthorization bill.  We appreciate Senators Feinstein’s, Ernst’s, and Durbin’s leadership in developing a strong bipartisan bill that meets the needs of survivors and that does not… Read more »

WCASA and End Abuse Commend Governor Evers for Prioritizing Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse Services

Today, Governor Tony Evers announced that he would be allocating $45 million for crime victim services and violence prevention efforts, administered by the Department of Justice and the  Department of Administration, respectively. This timing is critical, arriving as the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding decreases. VOCA grant recipients face a 30% cut over the next two years, which would be devastating for programs and the critical services they… Read more »

WCASA Statement on the Assembly Passing AB 411 and AB 414

September 29, 2021 – WCASA condemns the Assembly’s passage of AB 411 and AB 414, two harmful bills that will prohibit race or sex stereotyping in any anti-racism and anti-sexism instruction/training in K-12 schools and for state/local government employees. However, the language in this legislation is so broad that it will inherently create a chilling… Read more »

Action Alert: Tell Your Representative to Vote No on AB 411 and AB 414!

September 27, 2021 — Tomorrow, the Assembly will take up AB 411 and AB 414 on the floor. These harmful bills will prohibit race or sex stereotyping in any anti-racism and anti-sexism instruction/training in K-12 schools and for state/local government employees. However, the language in this legislation is so broad that it will inherently create… Read more »

Action Alert: Tell Your Representative to Oppose AB 411!

September 21, 2021 — Tomorrow, the Assembly Education Committee will take a vote on AB 411.  This harmful legislation would prohibit race or sex stereotyping in any anti-racism and anti-sexism instruction in K-12 schools. However, the language in this bill is so broad that it will inherently create a chilling effect on schools offering anti-racism… Read more »

Action Alert: Tell Your Representative to Oppose AB 562!

September 17, 2021 — With only 24 hours’ notice, the Assembly Education Committee held a public hearing on AB 562 earlier yesterday. This harmful legislation would require school districts to provide notice to parents regarding any programming discussing sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression. Parent/guardians could then opt their children out of such… Read more »

WCASA Statement on the Crisis in Afghanistan

During the past week, we have witnessed a humanitarian crisis unfolding in Afghanistan before our eyes. We have long known that women and children are often the first to experience violence, including sexual violence, during times of war and insecurity, and the crisis in Afghanistan is no different. While these events may seem far away,… Read more »