Supporting Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin is Simple – State Chair Teri Jendusa Nicolai
I’m Teri Jendusa Nicolai, Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin State Chair, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to relate a few of the reasons that I became involved with this important effort. As a survivor of a violent crime, I can tell you firsthand that Marsy’s Law is needed in Wisconsin. The reason I support Marsy’s Law is simple: Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin would elevate the rights of victims to make them equal to the rights of the accused.
Having gone through the court system through no fault of my own, I imagine all of the times that invoking Marsy’s Law would have been a great help to me – from privacy issues to being able to be heard at pivotal times throughout the process.
Making sure that victims’ voices are heard not only helps them progress more quickly from victim to survivor but also helps ensure that the process is as fair to the accuser as it is to the accused. We owe victims the same level of rights afforded to their perpetrators.
My story as a victim of domestic violence is living proof that Wisconsin needs to level the playing field between victims of crime and the accused. I ask you to please join me in support of Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin.
Teri Jendusa Nicolai
Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin State Chair
Read more of Teri’s story of survival here.