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Proposed Legislation to Support Legal Guardians:
21 states currently have formalized training requirements for all guardians. Newly proposed legislation would have Wisconsin join these states in mandating that guardians complete training to ensure they understand their responsibilities and limitations, as well as less restrictive options that are available. The mandated training would be completely free to guardians. Consider reaching out to your elected officials to share your thoughts!
This information is provided for educational purposes and to empower you with information. As advocates, being educated on proposed legislation is critical.
URGENT: Action Needed!
Request for public comments:
Wisconsin Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Heightened Scrutiny
Submit comments until Mar. 24, 2021
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is opening a 30-day public comment period regarding home and community-based long-term care settings. They need to determine whether or not specific facilities are community or institutional based.
Public comment is an opportunity to support or rebut information DHS obtained from its heightened scrutiny reviews of facility-submitted documentation and onsite visits. If you would like to submit comments on DHS review of these settings, the public comment period offers you the opportunity to do so.
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
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Every two years the state of Wisconsin creates a new budget to fund state programs. In February, Governor Evers will release his budget proposal, which will then be taken up by the state legislature for review and approval. There are many opportunities throughout this...
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