Action Alert: Tell Your Representative Vote Yes on AB 58!

February 1, 2022 — Tomorrow, the Assembly Committee on Housing and Real Estate will take a vote on AB 58.  This legislation provides survivors with an additional mechanism to terminate their lease early if they fear imminent violence by remaining at their residence. Now is the time to contact your state Representative to tell them… Read more »

WCASA Statement on the Senate Passing AB 411

January 25, 2022 – WCASA condemns the Senate’s passage of AB 411, a harmful bill that will prohibit race or sex stereotyping in any anti-racism and anti-sexism instruction/training in K-12 schools. However, the language in this legislation is so broad that it will inherently create a chilling effect on offering anti-racism and anti-sexism instruction to… Read more »

Action Alert: Tell Your Representative to Oppose AB 413!

December 7, 2021 — Tomorrow, the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities will take a vote on AB 413. This harmful legislation would prohibit race or sex stereotyping in any anti-racism and anti-sexism instruction/training at UW System and Technical College System institutions. However, the language in this bill is so broad that it will inherently… Read more »

WCASA Applauds Signing of Sexual Assault Kit Reform Bills

December 6, 2021 – WCASA applauds Governor Evers for signing SB 71 and SB 94, legislation that improves how Sexual Assault Kits (SAKs) are handled and that establishes a SAK tracking system, respectively. Collectively, these bills will help ensure Wisconsin does not experience another backlog of unsubmitted SAKs in the future. We would also like… Read more »

WCASA Statement on Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

We are extremely disappointed, although sadly not surprised, by the jury’s verdict acquitting Kyle Rittenhouse. The jury’s verdict exemplifies the racism which is embedded within the criminal legal system in this country. In the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse came to Kenosha with an AR-15 gun – and was allowed… Read more »

WCASA and Joyful Heart Foundation Applaud Passage of Sexual Assault Kit Reform Bills

For Immediate Release: November 11, 2021 Contact: Olivia Hall, o.hall@joyfulheartfoundation.org or Ian Henderson, ianh@wcasa.org  NEW YORK — Today, the Joyful Heart Foundation and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault applaud Wisconsin representatives in their passage of SB71 and SB94—two bills that together would vastly increase transparency around sexual assault kit handling and storage. SB71 and… Read more »