Category: Press Releases

WCASA Reaction to the Release of Bill Cosby

While we were extremely disheartened to learn that Bill Cosby’s conviction was overturned on procedural grounds today, our first thoughts are with the brave survivors who came forward to not only report their assaults but to testify in court. To them, and to all survivors, we unequivocally say we see you, we believe you, and… Read more »

Wisconsin Legislation Takes Multiple Steps Towards Sexual Assault Kit Reform

For Immediate Release: February 22, 2021 Contact: Olivia Hall, or Ian Henderson,  With the opening of the Wisconsin legislative session, lawmakers have introduced multiple bills that would enact sweeping sexual assault kit reform throughout the state. Two bills introduced, S.B. 71 and S.B. 94, would improve how rape kits are handled in the state and establish a… Read more »

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) & End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse) Release Joint Statement in Support of Embrace, Black Lives Matter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2020 In July, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) and End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (EA) shared the “Moment of Truth” letter, a commitment from coalitions across the country in the wake of the Minneapolis law enforcement murder of George Floyd. We indicated that the letter would serve as a guiding document for… Read more »

Advocates Applaud Bill to Confront Violence Against Native Women

September 18, 2019 — Lac du Flambeau — Today, Rep. Beth Meyers, Rep. Amanda Stuck, Sen. Janet Bewley, and advocates gathered on the land of the Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to release a bill that would create a statewide inter-governmental task force to address the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women.… Read more »

Anti-Sexual Violence Coalitions Nationwide Condemn the Mistreatment of Refugees and Immigrants Held in Detention

July 15, 2019 –– Anti-Sexual Violence Coalitions Nationwide Condemn the Mistreatment of Refugees and Immigrants Held in Detention; Demand end to ICE raids and POC community monitoring Madison State and national sexual assault coalitions across the country are united in condemning the separation of children from family members as well as the violence and dehumanizing… Read more »