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“We drive the change that we want to see in our community.

We are the spark that lifts people and ideas off the ground.

We are the catalyst for change.”

Better Care Better Jobs Act
The Senate and House introduced the Better Care Better Jobs Act on June 24. It would provide grants and funding to strengthen home- and community-based services. If you support the Better Care Better Jobs Act, call your Senators and Representatives at (202) 224-3121.

Federal Eviction Moratorium Extended through July 31
The eviction moratorium has gotten a short, 30-day extension in order to get Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds distributed.

SSI Restoration Act Reintroduced
Learn more about the Supplementary Security Income Restoration Act of 2021 and how it would improve lives around the country.

Absentee Voting
Check out Senate Bill 203 which highlights changes to absentee voting. Contact your legislators today!

This information is provided for educational purposes and to empower you with information. As advocates, being educated on proposed legislation is critical.

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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
October is Health Literacy Month!

October is Health Literacy Month!

If you have ever been to the doctor and struggled to understand and use the information being shared with you, you are not alone. Two decades of research show that nearly 9 in 10 American adults struggle to understand critical health information available in health...

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Advocacy 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

Wisconsin FACETS