Send a Letter: Protect your right to protest in Wisconsin!

Two dangerous new “Riot Bills” that would criminalize protest and penalize people for exercising their right to free speech are making their way through the Wisconsin Senate and Judiciary. 

These bills are clear retaliation for last year’s historic protests against police violence and for Black lives, and we must stop them. 

If signed into law, these bills would:

  • Redefine a “riot” as any instance where a single participant threatens to push somebody, even if no violence or property damage is committed! 
  • Give even more discretionary power to law enforcement to determine the difference between a protest and a “riot.” 
  • Punish anyone who attends a “riot” under this new definition with a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by a mandatory 30 days, up to 9 months in jail and a $10,000 fine!
  • Create a new Class A misdemeanor for any person who “incites or urges” three or more people to engage in a “riot.” 
  • Punish anyone who attends the “riot” with a Class I Felony if “substantial” property damage or injury occurs, which is punishable by up to 3 and a half years in prison! 

We have a chance to stop these bills from passing in Wisconsin, but we need to act now. 

Send a letter to your State Assemblyperson and Senator today and ask them to kill these bills and pledge to speak out against this assault on our freedoms! 

Dear [recipient position will go here] [recipient name will go here],

Sincerely,
[your name will go here]
[your email address will go here] [your location will go here]

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