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Justice for Missing or Murdered Tribal Women and Girls

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Tribal members protesting missing and murdered indigenous womenHomicide is the third leading cause of death for Indigenous Women. More than half of Native American women report having been raped or assaulted. The media have largely been silent or, worse, blamed the victims. It is time to shine a light on this atrocity, and come together to work to end it.

Menikanaehkem logoJoin the Women of Menīkānaehkem to call on the Wisconsin legislature to take up LRB 2698/1, which creates a 17-member Wisconsin task force on missing and murdered tribal women and girls. The task force will examine factors that contribute to violence against tribal women and girls and prepare a report on actions that can be taken to eliminate this violence.

Your help is needed now!

This bill has been introduced to the legislature, but it will die unless it is referred to a legislative committee.

  1. Contact Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (Rep.Vos@legis.wisconsin.gov / 608-266-9171) and ask him to assign this bill to the Criminal Justice Committee before the current legislative session ends.
  2. Contact your legislators (find them here) and ask them to communicate their support for this bill to Speaker Vos.
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