Write letters about Senate File 958, the Senate version that protects crime victims from service funding, the House version cuts the MN Office of Justice Programs by 17.5% but any cuts to domestic violence shelters caps it at 11%. The two versions will go to a conference committee with representation from both the Senate and the House to work out the differences.
Your action is neeed to let them know how much we appreciate their commitment to mainting funding for domestic violence, sexual assualt, abused children, parenting time, and general crime programs and how the cuts proposed by the House will jeopardize the safety and security of battered women and children.
Did you know that there were 26 domestic homicides in our state in 2010 ? Wisconsin had 67 murders in 47 domestic violence incidences.
Public Safety is the core function of government and domestic violence programs and shelters play a critical role in providing safety and security of battered women and children.
Please write the chair, Senator Warren Limmer (R-Maple Grove) firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 1.651.296.2159.