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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.

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

Aging Advocacy Day 2022 Recap

On May 11, 2022, the Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAN) sponsored Aging Advocacy Day, an annual event designed to educate and empower Wisconsinites to advocate with their state legislators on issues affecting older adults. The event included an educational session...

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National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day (HNDD) takes place on April 16 each year to educate and motivate our community about the importance of documenting your healthcare wishes. Now more than ever with our current health crisis, people are thinking about the care they...

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Get Out and Vote!

Get Out and Vote!

"Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and those priorities begin to show up in the polls."~ Peggy Noonan There has been much in the news in the last few years about voting – where, when, and how it can be done legally –...

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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