Advocacy Opportunities

Learn more how you can get involved in your community and advocate for issues you are passionate about.

“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.”

The Joint Finance Committee plays a crucial role in determining if and how programs and services are funded in the state budget. Over the next couple of months they will be holding hearings and receiving public comments to learn more about what the people of Wisconsin want to see in the budget. Please take the opportunity to educate yourself on what Governor Evers’ budget proposal includes and provide feedback to the Joint Finance Committee. Many items in the Governor’s budget proposal will likely not be included in the final version if people do not advocate with their elected officials and this is a great way to do that!

Click the links below to learn more about Governor Evers budget proposal and how to participate in these hearings or submit written comments.

Disability Advocacy Day of Action!

Thursday, March 23, 2023
In Person 10 A.M.3:00 P.M.
Starting at Monona Terrace, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI
(And State Capitol)

The event is focused on connecting Disability Advocates with their legislators to talk about issues that matter to them. Attendees are expected to participate in the morning briefing and visit their legislators in the afternoon.

Safe Ally Training

Friday, April 28, 2023 & Friday, June 9, 2023
In person at UWGB & Online

Learn how to be a safe ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. Trainings are presented in-person and online via Zoom.

Aging Advocacy Day 2023

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

The Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN) is planning for an in-person Aging Advocacy Day (AAD) 2023 event in Madison. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for additional updates!

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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Advocacy Blogs

Advocacy Corner

The next few months are a crucial time for advocacy! Budget season is upon us in Wisconsin, and the decisions being made by our elected officials now will impact the services and programs available to us over the next two years. Read on to learn more about the process…

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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

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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