Tag: Advocacy

Stick drawings of individuals walking, cycling, running, using a wheelchair and using a scooter

Active Transportation: The Missing Link Between Pedestrian, Bicycle and Motor Transportation Planning

The road to an inclusive Wisconsin transportation plan is a long one. But thanks to work underway by a steering committee serving the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), positive change is in motion. The committee is steering toward what’s called an active transportation plan for the state. What is it? Think about the different modes… Continue Reading Active Transportation: The Missing Link Between Pedestrian, Bicycle and Motor Transportation Planning

A bus driving by the Wisconsin State Capitol

Council Setting its Advocacy Focus on Biennial State Budget

Governor Tony Evers’ proposed biennial budget for fiscal years 2023-25 weighs in at just under $104 billion of proposed state spending. The state budget impacts everyone in Wisconsin, but certain parts of it are of particular interest to the Council. Those include provisions related to mass transit, specialized transportation, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) services,… Continue Reading Council Setting its Advocacy Focus on Biennial State Budget

A bus driving by the Wisconsin State Capitol

Advocacy Days Preview: Knowledge + Lived Experience is a Powerful Advocacy Combination

Transportation equity is a major focus of this year’s Advocacy Days. For an advocate, it’s a topic that takes a lot of focus and endurance. There are many reasons for that. Transportation policy varies from community to community and from county to county. One must approach both state and local agencies to advocate for positive… Continue Reading Advocacy Days Preview: Knowledge + Lived Experience is a Powerful Advocacy Combination

The cover of the report Wisconsin’s Older Population and Vision Loss

New Report Shines Light on the State of Vision Loss Among Older Adults in Wisconsin

The Council has known for some time that vision loss in Wisconsin is more prevalent than most people think. We’ve also long believed that vision services in the Badger State are not meeting the level of need. Now comes a report prepared by The Ohio State University for VisionServe Alliance that confirms these realities. The… Continue Reading New Report Shines Light on the State of Vision Loss Among Older Adults in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Capitol dome against a blue sky with the words Advocacy Days 2023, April 18-20 and May 3

Advocacy Days: Putting a “Human Face” on Issues that Affect People with Vision Loss

The Council’s annual Advocacy Days events in April and May are a great way to share your experiences while working to make a difference in public policy. Telling a personal story makes a powerful impression on lawmakers, putting a “human face” on policy issues. “I want people to feel empowered in advocacy work,” says WCBVI… Continue Reading Advocacy Days: Putting a “Human Face” on Issues that Affect People with Vision Loss

The word Budget spelled out in Scrabble letters on a rack.

Advocacy Update February 2023

Governor Tony Evers will deliver his State Budget Address on February 15. The speech will lay out his vision for state spending during the next two years. The fiscal debate at the State Capitol in the coming months will include what to do with an unprecedented $7.1 billion revenue surplus from the last budget period.… Continue Reading Advocacy Update February 2023

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Stick drawings of individuals walking, cycling, running, using a wheelchair and using a scooter

Active Transportation: The Missing Link Between Pedestrian, Bicycle and Motor Transportation Planning

The road to an inclusive Wisconsin transportation plan is a long one. But thanks to work underway by a steering committee serving the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), positive change is in motion. The committee is steering toward what’s called an active transportation plan for the state. What is it? Think about the different modes… Continue Reading Active Transportation: The Missing Link Between Pedestrian, Bicycle and Motor Transportation Planning

A bus driving by the Wisconsin State Capitol

Council Setting its Advocacy Focus on Biennial State Budget

Governor Tony Evers’ proposed biennial budget for fiscal years 2023-25 weighs in at just under $104 billion of proposed state spending. The state budget impacts everyone in Wisconsin, but certain parts of it are of particular interest to the Council. Those include provisions related to mass transit, specialized transportation, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) services,… Continue Reading Council Setting its Advocacy Focus on Biennial State Budget

A bus driving by the Wisconsin State Capitol

Advocacy Days Preview: Knowledge + Lived Experience is a Powerful Advocacy Combination

Transportation equity is a major focus of this year’s Advocacy Days. For an advocate, it’s a topic that takes a lot of focus and endurance. There are many reasons for that. Transportation policy varies from community to community and from county to county. One must approach both state and local agencies to advocate for positive… Continue Reading Advocacy Days Preview: Knowledge + Lived Experience is a Powerful Advocacy Combination

The cover of the report Wisconsin’s Older Population and Vision Loss

New Report Shines Light on the State of Vision Loss Among Older Adults in Wisconsin

The Council has known for some time that vision loss in Wisconsin is more prevalent than most people think. We’ve also long believed that vision services in the Badger State are not meeting the level of need. Now comes a report prepared by The Ohio State University for VisionServe Alliance that confirms these realities. The… Continue Reading New Report Shines Light on the State of Vision Loss Among Older Adults in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Capitol dome against a blue sky with the words Advocacy Days 2023, April 18-20 and May 3

Advocacy Days: Putting a “Human Face” on Issues that Affect People with Vision Loss

The Council’s annual Advocacy Days events in April and May are a great way to share your experiences while working to make a difference in public policy. Telling a personal story makes a powerful impression on lawmakers, putting a “human face” on policy issues. “I want people to feel empowered in advocacy work,” says WCBVI… Continue Reading Advocacy Days: Putting a “Human Face” on Issues that Affect People with Vision Loss

The word Budget spelled out in Scrabble letters on a rack.

Advocacy Update February 2023

Governor Tony Evers will deliver his State Budget Address on February 15. The speech will lay out his vision for state spending during the next two years. The fiscal debate at the State Capitol in the coming months will include what to do with an unprecedented $7.1 billion revenue surplus from the last budget period.… Continue Reading Advocacy Update February 2023