Advocacy 101

Learn 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
Ask I&A: Social Security & POA

Ask I&A: Social Security & POA

Question: I receive Social Security income and I am having some issues managing my finances. Is there anyone who can help me? Answer: First, check your natural supports. These are family, friends, and fellow members of community groups who would be willing to help...

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Ask I&A: Ramps & Legal Resources

Ask I&A: Ramps & Legal Resources

Question: I am in need of help getting a ramp built at my home and do not know where to start to look for assistance with this. Where can I go that might be able to help me out with not only having a ramp built but also help with the cost? Answer: It sounds like you...

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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