Feb 6 2013

Attend a State Budget Advocacy Training

Posted by BPDD at 8:54 AM
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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. Decisions made by the Legislature 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 needs 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 their own impact on the state budget. People who attend a “From Info to Action” training will learn about:
• 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

People who attend a “From Info to Action” training 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” trainings in February and March. No RSVP is required and attendance is free – just attend, learn, and advocate!

If you have any questions, contact John Shaw at (608) 266-7707 or john1.shaw@wisconsin.gov.

“From Info to Action” trainings:

Eau Claire
Thursday, Feb. 14
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lake Street Methodist Church
Corner of Lake Street and 4th Street

Friday, Feb. 15
6:30-8:30 p.m.
1st Presbyterian Church of Hudson
1901 Vine Street


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