History of WAVE Educational Fund

Founded in 1997 by passionate volunteers, WAVE Educational Fund has grown to include tens of thousands of supporters representing every county in Wisconsin. As our influence has grown, so has our critical role with reporters and legislators as the go-to voice for lifesaving gun laws.

Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort Educational Fund is a statewide grassroots organization with a long history in Wisconsin dedicated to preventing gun violence, injuries, and deaths through education and advocacy.

There is an appalling level of gun violence in our state. More than 600 Wisconsinites – our neighbors, coworkers and loved ones – are killed each year by guns.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

We need only to look to other states, to see that gun violence is preventable. The evidence and research are clear: Strong gun laws save lives.

States that put that lesson into law, like Massachusetts, Hawaii and New York, are proving it. Unfortunately, Wisconsin has failed to take the commonsense steps that would keep our families and communities safe.

WAVE fills a vital role rallying public support, pressing for action, and giving people across our state a place to turn for trusted information and bold leadership on gun violence prevention policies.