Legislative Day

Standing up for important issues

Every year, 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.

Legislative Day Rescheduled

Online Format – Details TBA

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

Due to COVID-19, our Legislative Day event will be offered as an online format. Stay tuned on this page or by subscribing to our enewsletters at the bottom of this page.

This is your chance to learn about what is happening in your state government. Hear updates from state agency departments and the Governor’s office and champion issues important to people who are blind or visually impaired. 

Email Kathleen Callen at KCallen@WCBlind.org to sign up to participate in the event. We will be in contact as we continue to plan activities.

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