Legislative Day

Standing up for important issues

Every April, Council staff, board, members and allies of the blind and visually impaired community gather at the Wisconsin State Capitol. They advocate legislation in line with the Council’s legislative priorities, build relationships with legislators and their staff, and get updated about important issues facing people who are blind or visually impaired in Wisconsin.

Countdown to Legislative Day

April 21, 2020
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Check back for a countdown to next year's event.

Legislative Day provides an excellent opportunity to open lines of communication between constituents, the Council and the legislature.

Our next Legislative Day is set for Tuesday, April 21, 2020. We typically meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wisconsin State Capitol building. This date and time are subject to change closer to the event date.

This is your chance to connect with your state government. Meet face-to-face with state agency departments and the Governor’s office to champion issues important to people who are blind or visually impaired. This is a new format this year to better match the state budgeting cycle.

Registration is not yet open for 2020. For more information, email Mitch or call 608-237-8119. 

Legislative Priorities

You can view and download our legislative briefing documents covering Civil Rights, Education, Employment, Healthcare, and Transportation. More information on these issues and other policies can be found on our Advocacy page.

“I am inspired each year to attend the Council’s Legislative Day because I never wish to pass up the chance to begin to build a relationship with a legislator or member of staff. Additionally, it is important to bring the Council’s legislative priorities forward to key personnel who may not have considered state programs and services from a blind/visually impaired person’s perspective.”

Rhonda Staats
Council Board Secretary and Legislative Committee Chair,
La Crosse, Wisconsin