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Legislative Session Ends with Some Wins and a Strong Foundation for Future Progress

Legislative Session Ends with Some Wins and a Strong Foundation for Future Progress

State lawmakers are leaving Madison for the year as the 2023-24 legislative session comes to an end. The Council worked diligently over the past year to advocate for bills that would positively impact the lives of people with vision loss and other disabilities across the state, and against bills that could have caused harm. Through… Continue Reading Legislative Session Ends with Some Wins and a Strong Foundation for Future Progress

The Wisconsin Capital dome and the words Advocacy Day, May 16, 2024

Coming May 16: Advocacy Day—A Perfect Blend of Information and Motivation

Public policy advocacy has been a cornerstone of the Council’s mission since its founding in 1952. For the Council, advocacy is a year-round endeavor. But you don’t have to be a professional advocate to be an effective voice for change! There are ordinary folks all over the state–and in your community–doing it successfully. For example,… Continue Reading Coming May 16: Advocacy Day—A Perfect Blend of Information and Motivation

Go Wild system logo showing a silhouette of two hunters and the words Go Wild, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Keeping Track of Key State Legislative Action This Session

The Council’s policy work is a full spectrum effort. We work closely with a variety of partners and allies to protect and advance the rights of people with disabilities. Whether urging legislators to establish an equitable personal identification system or working alongside our Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition partners for accessible elections, the Council’s advocacy is… Continue Reading Keeping Track of Key State Legislative Action This Session

President Lyndon Johnson with Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus after signing the Older Americans Act

New Rules Provide Opportunity to Improve the Older Americans Act

The Older Americans Act (OAA) was first passed in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” initiative, with the goal of supporting older Americans to continue living at home and in their community with dignity and independence for as long as possible. It authorized a wide range of services, including home-delivered meals, support… Continue Reading New Rules Provide Opportunity to Improve the Older Americans Act

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Legislative Session Ends with Some Wins and a Strong Foundation for Future Progress

Legislative Session Ends with Some Wins and a Strong Foundation for Future Progress

State lawmakers are leaving Madison for the year as the 2023-24 legislative session comes to an end. The Council worked diligently over the past year to advocate for bills that would positively impact the lives of people with vision loss and other disabilities across the state, and against bills that could have caused harm. Through… Continue Reading Legislative Session Ends with Some Wins and a Strong Foundation for Future Progress

The Wisconsin Capital dome and the words Advocacy Day, May 16, 2024

Coming May 16: Advocacy Day—A Perfect Blend of Information and Motivation

Public policy advocacy has been a cornerstone of the Council’s mission since its founding in 1952. For the Council, advocacy is a year-round endeavor. But you don’t have to be a professional advocate to be an effective voice for change! There are ordinary folks all over the state–and in your community–doing it successfully. For example,… Continue Reading Coming May 16: Advocacy Day—A Perfect Blend of Information and Motivation

Go Wild system logo showing a silhouette of two hunters and the words Go Wild, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Keeping Track of Key State Legislative Action This Session

The Council’s policy work is a full spectrum effort. We work closely with a variety of partners and allies to protect and advance the rights of people with disabilities. Whether urging legislators to establish an equitable personal identification system or working alongside our Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition partners for accessible elections, the Council’s advocacy is… Continue Reading Keeping Track of Key State Legislative Action This Session

President Lyndon Johnson with Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus after signing the Older Americans Act

New Rules Provide Opportunity to Improve the Older Americans Act

The Older Americans Act (OAA) was first passed in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” initiative, with the goal of supporting older Americans to continue living at home and in their community with dignity and independence for as long as possible. It authorized a wide range of services, including home-delivered meals, support… Continue Reading New Rules Provide Opportunity to Improve the Older Americans Act