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: Making Your Voice Heard!

Ask I&A: Making Your Voice Heard!

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...

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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

AARP

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

Medicare Rights Center

Wisconsin FACETS

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