Attend a State Budget Advocacy Training
Get the information and tools necessary to be an effective advocate!
The 2013-2015 state budget will have an impact on people with disabilities and their families. Issues like long-term care, employment, education, Medicaid, and transportation will be addressed. The impact of this year’s budget could affect people with disabilities in Wisconsin for years to come. It will be very important for disability advocates to make their voices heard so the priorities of people with disabilities are considered when the state budget is developed.
To ensure disability advocates can effectively advocate on state budget issues, the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) is conducting a series of free state budget advocacy trainings around the state. The series, “From Info to Action: State Budget Trainings for Disability Advocates,” will provide the information and tools advocates need to have an impact on the state budget. People who attend a “From Info to Action” training will learn:
- The state budget process and when advocates can make their voice heard
- The important issues that will be addressed in the state budget and how they will affect people with disabilities and their families
- How to talk to a legislator and advocate on the issues important to you
Participants will also receive an Advocacy Toolkit, which will include fact sheets about disability issues, a legislative directory, tips about how to contact your legislator, and more!
BPDD will conduct six “From Info to Action” regional trainings in February and March. No RSVP is required and attendance is free – just attend, learn, and advocate!
If you have questions, contact John Shaw at (608) 266-7707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“From Info to Action” trainings:
Thursday, Feb. 14
Lake Street Methodist Church
Corner of Lake Street and 4th Street
Friday, Feb. 15
1st Presbyterian Church of Hudson
1901 Vine Street
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Days Inn Hotel
101 Sky Harbor Drive
Wednesday, Mar. 6
Mead Public Library
710 N. 8th St.
Thursday, Mar. 7
Hilton Garden Inn
1355 West 20th Avenue
Tuesday, Mar. 12
1015 Cedar Creek Road