Action Alert: I’m an NRA member

From Mayors Against Illegal Guns: 

I just don’t want to die.” That’s what my sister Zina said when she asked a judge for a restraining order against her disturbed and abusive husband.

The order was granted, and her husband was legally prohibited from buying a gun. But he bought one anyway -- by going online and purchasing a gun from a private seller with no background check.

He used that gun to shoot seven people, killing three, including my sister Zina.

Please watch a short video I made to share Zina’s story with my members of Congress, then join me in Demanding Action to end gun violence.


Watch this video and share with your friends and family

I’m an NRA member, and I enjoy shooting guns. I support the Second Amendment, but I also support common sense gun laws -- especially laws that require background checks for all gun sales.

Background checks would have saved my sister’s life, and they wouldn’t have interfered with anyone’s gun rights. 92% of Americans agree with me, including 76% of my fellow NRA members. So why has Congress been so slow to act on gun reform?

Mayors Against Illegal Guns has gathered more than 1.4 million signatures demanding that Congress take action, and we’re delivering them to Senator’s home offices this Friday, April 5th.

I hope you’ll watch this video and share the petition with everyone you know:

Thank you for helping to honor my sister and others who have been lost to gun violence.

Elvin Daniel

Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Selected Resources

Voting Guide for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Advocates

This guide is meant to help advocates assist their clients with the voting process. With the passage of the Wisconsin photo ID voting law, there is a lot of confusion about who can vote and how they can vote.  The guide explains how survivors can register to vote and ensure they have the proper documentation to vote.   In this volatile political climate and budgetary climate, we need survivors’ voices and participation at the ballot box now more than ever.   

Hope. Vision. Future. A Plan for Providing Services to Domestic Violence Victims in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse has created a long-range plan for serving Domestic Abuse victims. This document includes an overview of Wisconsin Domestic Abuse Programs, including statistics, services, populations served, and a financial picture. Recommendations address the issues of Economic Justice, Financial Self- Sufficiency, Housing, Legal assistance and Primary Prevention.

2011-2012 Legislative Agenda
WCADV and WCASA Milwaukee Sick Pay Brief

Domestic and sexual violence take a tremendous toll on public health and safety in Milwaukee. This brief, filed by WCADV and WCASA, supports the Milwaukee Paid Sick Days Ordinance which permits victims paid leave to obtain services from these organizations.

2013-2014 Legislative Agenda
Changes to Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance for DV Victims - Dec 2009

WCADV Policy Development Coordinator, Tony Gibart, offers the following summary of how Wisconsin unemployment statutes have changed in response to The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

DCF Brochure about Domestic Violence and W-2

This brochure from the Department of Children and Families explains some of the resources and protections available to W-2 participants who are or were victims of domestic violence.  It is to be given to all W-2 applicants and participants. Hmong and Spanish versions are also available. 

Fact Sheets Related to Brookfield Shooting

These two fact sheets cover topics that were implicated by the shootings at a Brookfield, Wisconsin salon on Sunday, October 21, 2012.  They address (1) domestic violence and the workplace and (2) restraining orders and firearm surrender.