Hi Jesse!

I want to thank you for joining us on the Fierce Freedom Podcast. You will find information on the topics you would like to cover, the recording and publishing plan, podcast questions and promotional graphics. These will be added as we get them completed.

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Cat Morgan, Fierce Freedom Podcast Producer

Jesse James

Jesse James

Wisconsin State Senator

Jesse L. James is an American law enforcement professional and Republican politician. He is a member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing the 23rd Senate district since January 2023. He previously served two terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 68th Assembly district. Before being elected to the Assembly, James was the police and fire chief of Altoona, Wisconsin.

During the 2023-2024 session, James was appointed as chair of the Senate Committee on Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, and Children and Families. He also serves as vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Universities and Revenue, and as a member of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.

James has been the lead author on several bills that have been signed into Wisconsin law. Including  a James-authored bill that allows a parent to change the last name of a child when the other parent has been convicted of certain heinous crimes such as homicide or certain sexual offenses. The bill, nicknamed “the 4 Bill” by James, was inspired by the wife and children of a school superintendent in James’ district who was convicted of sexual crimes against a minor

“I believe that one individual who is determined to make a difference in the world, can, with desire, drive, dedication, discipline, passion, and persistence. The world can be altered and billions of people’s lives can be impacted positively in an unimaginable way.” ATGW

Topic(s) To Discuss

  • Your work creating legislation to help combat child abuse/trafficking in our state.


  1. What drew you to the work you’re doing?
  2. What are some professional highlights you’re really proud of?
  3. What is some current legislation in our state you are working to pass?
  4. How can people support this legislation?
  5. What do you want to happen in our state?
  6. What keeps you passionate in the work you do?


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Our Mission

The Fierce Freedom Podcast aims to shine light on all aspects of modern-day slavery by sharing compelling conversations with individuals who are using their passions and talents to fight human trafficking and exploitation. By telling these stories, we hope to both educate listeners through spreading awareness and to inspire individuals to rise up and fight within their sphere of influence. 


Once you have confirmed the date and time that works with our producer, you will receive a calendar invite with a link to a Zoom meeting. If you need to change the date or time we ask you try to let us know 7 days ahead of scheduled recording. 

We typically ask guests to reserve an hour of recording time, please let us know if you need to leave early so we can be sure to adjust accordingly.

The recording will then be edited for clarity and timeliness and will typically air the following Tuesday at 5am CDT. If you’d like to listen to the recording in advance, please let our producer know by the Friday before the air date.

If there are any topics you’d prefer not to speak on please let our producer know, we are also happy to edit anything out in post-production. Recording style is relaxed and conversational. Even though this is a serious topic our goal is to present information in an accessible way to listeners, we like to end on a note of inspiration and hope whenever possible.

That being said, relax, be yourself, and as always thank you so much for sharing your time and talents with us!



"I believe that all jails desperately need your training as the victims of human trafficking frequently pass through the system. If staff is not trained on the warning signs of human trafficking and what the victims my look like, these are missed opportunities to provide help."

Captain Curt Dutton, Chippewa County Sheriff's Office

“Your agency is my greatest resource to share with anyone I talk to.”

Amy O’Donahue, Deputy, Specialized Enforcement, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Officer Ashland and Bayfield County Sheriff’s Offices

"Human trafficking is a worldwide crisis. Everyone can do something. Stand against this egregious violation and maltreatment of our fellow brothers and sisters on this planet. Join Fierce Freedom and fight human trafficking at home and around the world!"


"Fierce Freedom is at the forefront of anti human trafficking! They are constantly working with the community to train, rescue, and bring awareness! If you're going to support an organization in your area, this is the one to partner with!"