Hold a Hearing on Missing and Murdered Tribal Women Task Force Legislation, AB 548/SB 493

Call Your Legislators and Committee Chairs Swearingen and Stroebel Now!

November 18, 2019 — AB 548/SB 493 was introduced with bipartisan support in October. The next step is advocating for the Assembly Committee on State Affairs and the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology, and Consumer Protection to hold public hearings on the bills.

Please take the following actions today:

  1. Call your legislators today. It is particularly important that you call your representative and senator if they are on the Assembly Committee on State Affairs or the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology, and Consumer Protection (see list below). You can identify who represents you here. See below for suggested talking points.

Assembly Committee on State Affairs Members
Representative Swearingen (Chair)
Representative Tauchen (Vice-Chair)
Representative Jagler
Representative Schraa
Representative Knodl
Representative Kuglitsch
Representative Summerfield
Representative Kulp
Representative Vorpagel
Representative Sinicki
Representative McGuire
Representative Ohnstad
Representative Crowley
Representative Stubbs
Representative Cabrera

Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology, and Consumer Protection Members
Senator Stroebel (Chair)
Senator Kapenga (Vice-Chair)
Senator Craig
Senator Wirch
Senator Smith

  1. Call Committee Chair Swearingen at (888) 534-0034 and Committee Chair Stroebel at (608) 266-7513 and ask them to hold public hearings on a hearing on AB 54**8/SB 493.** See talking points below.

Suggested Talking Points

  • Today I ask Representative/Senator _ to hold a hearing on AB 548/SB 493.
  • This bill is a critical first step to identifying the scope of the problem of missing and murdered Wisconsin tribal women.
  • The proposed task force will also be able to identify gaps between local, county, state, and federal reporting systems.
  • The proposed task force will also be a great way to affirm relationships between the state and tribal agencies.
  • I would like a call back to hear how the representative acts on this bill.