Advocacy 101Learn more how you can get involved in your community and advocate for issues you are passionate about.
Questions about advocacy issues?
Here are some resources to help guide you in effective advocacy.
Know the make-up of your government and the process for Legislative change.
- How does a bill become a law?
- Who are my Legislators?
- Know the “who’s who” of your legislature
- Find out what laws and legislation are being discussed, as well as important dates
Effective advocacy also requires effective communication.
- What can I do?
- How to speak and/or write effectively to your legislature
- Why Legislators need to hear from you
- Advocacy vs. Lobbying
Know the facts of Voting and ensure your vote is counted.
- Upcoming elections in your area or statewide
- Where do I vote?
- How to register and what your voting options are
- Tracking your ballot
Question: I want to help people understand their rights and become more empowered to make their voice heard. What are some options that older adults and people with disabilities can use to advocate for themselves? Answer: There are multiple advocacy organizations that...
April 16, 2023 is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). Since 2008, the purpose of NHDD is to educate and empower people about the importance of advance care planning. There are times that decisions about medical treatments need to be made when a person is too...
We can't plan for everything, but we can talk about what is most important, in our life and in our healthcare, with those who matter most. National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) takes place on April 16 each year to educate and motivate our community about the...
Advocacy & Legal Resources
Disability Rights Wisconsin
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN)
Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
Survival Coalition of Wisconsin
ABC for Health
National Council on Aging (NCOA)
Medicare Rights Center
Elder Law Attorneys
Guardianship Training Requirement
As of January 1, 2023, all future guardians are now required to take the state-approved FREE Guardianship Training (Wisconsin Act 97) course at least 96 hours prior to their court date.
Representative Payee Agencies
Representative Payee Agencies Serving Brown County