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MMIW Task Force Bill - Public Hearing

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:00pm
Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 412 East, 2 E Main St, Madison

The Wisconsin State Assembly has scheduled a hearing Wednesday on AB 548, which would create a task force on missing/murdered tribal women and girls. This hearing is an important next step in authorizing and creating the task force!

Come to Madison on Wednesday, March 4, to show your support for the bill.

Can't attend the hearing? Show your support by signing this online petition.

The primary purpose of this task force is to reduce violence against Indigenous women, resolve and identify systemic causes and contributing factors of violence, and identify the root causes of gender-based violence against Indigenous people.

The task force would also:

  • resolve jurisdictional issues to strengthen the reporting protocol on a local, state, and federal level
  • identify the problems within the state criminal justice database related to missing and murdered Indigenous people
  • examine appropriate methods for collecting and tracking data and provide a report on steps which should be taken to reduce violence
  • begin to shape the implementation of policies and procedures which address violence against tribal women and relatives

We must understand the scope of the problem to prevent it. Wisconsin must take responsibility for this issue. Human trafficking must stay a top priority. This is a state problem that must be solved by the state.


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