Aging Advocacy Day 2023

Aging Advocacy Day 2023

The Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN) is planning for an in-person Aging Advocacy Day (AAD) 2023 event in Madison on May 9, 2023. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for additional updates!

Are you interested in issues affecting older adults and caregivers? Would you like to tell your legislator what aging/caregiver services mean/have meant to you, your family, or those you serve?

Join members of the Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN), aging network professionals, older adults, and family caregivers to “tell your story” and help educate state legislators about issues impacting Wisconsin’s aging population.

Register now with this form! The registration deadline is April 26, 2023.

Citizens from around the state will gather in Madison on Tuesday, May 9 for training, to meet with other constituents from your Senate and Assembly district, and for office visits with your legislators. No experience is necessary; you’ll get the training and support you need before meeting with state lawmakers. Following the training, join others from your state Senate and Assembly district to provide information and share personal stories with your legislators to help them understand how specific policy issues and proposals impact you, your family, and older constituents. We'll gather at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel (22 S. Carroll St., Madison) for updates and training, then cross the street and meet with policy-makers at the Capitol

Schedule 10:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m

  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Event check-in, Best Western Premier Park Hotel
  • 10:00 a.m. - Noon: Training - Issue briefing/advocacy skills, district planning time & lunch, Best Western Premier Park Hotel
  • 12:15 p.m.: Cross the street to the State Capitol
  • 12:30 p.m.: Group photo, State Capitol – Martin Luther King, Jr. Entrance (accessible)
  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Legislative visits, advocacy activities/networking, check-out and debriefing, State Capitol Offices and North Hearing Room—2nd Floor

Your voice can make a difference!

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