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.”

Partners in Policymaking

Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking is a six‐session advocacy and systems change training program that develops future leaders across the state who are able to work with legislators and communities on policies and initiatives that will support the full participation and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of life.

Dates for the Class of 2024 are:

  • April 5 & 6, 2024 (Madison*)
  • May 3 & 4, 2024 (Madison*)

*If attending in person is a barrier, please contact Jenny Neugart, Project Manager at to discuss options.

Wisconsin Senior Advocates (WSA) Need You!

Wisconsin Senior Advocates (WSA) is a coalition of older adults that wish to have input on policies and procedures affecting the older adult population in the state.

Activities and Goals:

  1. Member of the Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN). Participate in WAAN activities including Aging Advocacy Day at the capital.
  2. Keeps informed of issues at the local, state, and federal levels.
  3. Advocates on issues at all levels that impact the senior community – providing information to elected officials including phone calls, office visits, budget testimony, and more.
  4. Works with older adults on how to advocate for themselves and their needs.


Esther Olson –

 Stephanie Sue Stein –

Dain Maddox –

Jim Schmidlkofer –

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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