Issues and Initiatives

Janet Zander, Advocacy & Public Policy Coordinator
Office (715) 677-6723, Cell (608) 228-7253

GWAAR advocates on a wide variety of issues and initiatives. We are part of the Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition made up of aging and disability advocates, managed care organizations, aging and disability resource centers, county government, and long-term care providers. GWAAR is also a member of the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations a cross-disability coalition of more than 30 state and local organizations and groups.

Voting in Wisconsin

NonprofitVOTE is a nonpartisan resource for up-to-date information on state elections. Find state-specific information and use the voter engagement resource library to help you provide voter education and encourage voter participation.

For more information about non-partisan efforts to increase voting turnout and participation in the electoral process among members of Wisconsin’s disability community, check out the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition.

Advocacy Opportunities

The Credit for Caring Act has been reintroduced-learn more!         

Educational Resources

Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition

The coalition developed postcards as an educational resource for voters with disabilities. Please distribute the postcards at community events, offices of aging and disability network agencies and service providers, send to community mailing lists, and share in other places you can reach these voters.

The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition is committed to educating the disability community about voting rights and access issues, and to increasing voter turnout among Wisconsinites with disabilities.

To request postcards for your agency to distribute, please complete this survey .

Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN)

WAAN's top legislative & budget priorities for 2018 include:Family Caregiver Support, Healthy Aging Grants, Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Adults, and Reliable, Accessible, and Affordable Transportation.

Help raise awareness of these four issues throughout the state and keep these aging priorities in the consciousness of Wisconsin policymakers with WAAN's 2018 Issue Card. Encourage advocates to share and discuss with state legislators and legislative candidates.

WAAN will be printing and distributing some issue cards for your use. You can also download the card and print with the columns back-to-back and cut them in half lengthwise.

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