The final hearing of the Assembly Task Force on Suicide is this Monday.

The task force needs to hear from us about the role that Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO) laws can have in preventing suicides and saving lives, especially since the majority of firearm deaths in Wisconsin are suicides.

WHAT: Assembly Public Hearing, Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention
WHEN: Monday, September 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm
WHERE: Medical College of Wisconsin, Conference Room H1210, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

We need a big turnout at the hearing to convey to the task force the importance of ERPO laws, which allow families the ability to ensure their loved one cannot temporarily access guns during a time of serious crisis. If possible, please plan to attend this important hearing (details below).

If you cannot attend the hearing, you can still make a huge impact by calling the committee chairs, Rep Joan Ballweg (608) 266–8077 and Rep Steve Doyle (608) 266–0631, to let them know that gun violence prevention needs to be part of this discussion. Tell them to support Extreme Risk Protection Orders, which temporarily remove guns from people who pose a serious and imminent risk to themselves or others.

The Task Force will hear invited testimony from the following organizations and/or individuals:
Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. John Raymond, President and CEO

Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee
Dr. Barbara Moser and Leah Rolando

Comprehensive Injury Center
Dr. Stephen Hargarten, Director and Sara Kohlbeck, Assistant Director

At the conclusion of the invited testimony, the Task Force will accept public testimony. Members of the public will have the opportunity to testify beginning approximately at 2:00 pm.

Hope to see you there.

Last edited by Courtney.   Page last modified on September 06, 2019

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