Take Some Action

Being mothers, we love kind words, high fives, and hugs, but what we really need is action.

We need policy-makers (that could be you) to fix this broken system for all marginalized communities.

First of all, VOTE. This list of contacts will consistently shift based on your voting.

A mother holding a toddler on a stump to kiss the child.

Secondly, reach out your your local representatives, encouraging:

  • The hiring of higher-credentialed and fully trained in trauma survival professionals, rather than untrained and uneducated paraprofessionals who are more affordable,

  • The training of existing professionals to handle modern psychology, implicit and explicit bias common to all humans, trauma-informed care, cycles of abuse, gaslighting, and physical and mental health diagnoses that are only held against already marginalized community members,

  • The holding of court-associated hires to the standards of the licenses held and career expectations established in their fields,

  • The complete rejection of discrimination against community members already marginalized by abuse, gender, sexuality, age, race, ethnicity, ability, health diagnoses, and other protected statuses in favor of those who are overwhelmingly privileged and most frequently guilty of committing offenses against those more vulnerable, and 

  • The immediate cessation of holding “alienation” against trauma and abuse survivors when they speak up about the naturally negative trauma and abuse they have suffered at the hands of abusers.

  • Don’t forget that any injustice affects intersectional communities even more; stand with LGBTQ+, Black Lives Matter, differently-abled, impoverished, and all neighbors who are being stepped upon by the same systems.

 

 

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Here are some local representatives to whom you can reach out:

(again, note that this will frequently shift based on voting and each representative’s performance [or lack there of] for those most in need.)

 

 

 

  • Senator Jennifer Shilling – Senate District 32
    (Is not seeking another term and will be replaced by either Kapanke or Pfaff.)
    https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2019/legislators/senate/1918
    Madison Office:
    Room 206 SouthState CapitolPO Box 7882
    Madison, WI 53707Telephone:(608) 266-5490District Phone:
    (608) 782-2785
    Sen.Shilling@legis.wisconsin.gov
    District Address:
    205 5th Avenue S. Suite 312
    La Crosse, WI 54601

 

 

 

 

 

  • Steve Doyle
    https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2019/legislators/assembly/1888
    Madison Office:
    Room 124 North
    State Capitol
    PO Box 8952
    Madison, WI 53708
    Rep.Doyle@legis.wisconsin.gov

 

 

 

 

  • Senator Tammy Baldwin
    https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/
    WASHINGTON, D.C.
    709 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-5653LA CROSSE
    210 7th Street South, Suite 3
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    Phone: (608) 796-0045
    https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/feedback

 

 

 

  • Senator Ron Johnson
    https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-the-senator
    Washington D.C. Office
    328 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-5323
    Fax: (202) 228-6965
    No La Crosse Office

 

  • Relative to PsyD complaints:
    Psychology Examining Board
    DSPS
    PO Box 8366
    Madison, WI 53708-8366

 

  • Relative to LCSW complaints:
    Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
    Division of Legal Services and Compliance
    P.O. Box 7190
    Madison, WI 53707-7190

and

          The National Association of Social Workers – Wisconsin Chapter
          131 W. Wilson, Ste 903
          Madison, WI 53703