2017 Advocacy Day

People of Faith United for Justice

Tuesday, April 4
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
Near the Capital Square
203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison

IMG_20150429_134241884As people of faith we are called to join the public conversation about the common good – about the kind of a state and nation we can be justifiably proud of, the legacy we want to leave our children and future generations. Past generations of citizens, through government, made the decisions and investments that benefit us today. Now it is our turn.

Issues to be addressed:

  • Protecting Our Social Safety Net: Wisconsin families rely on food stamps, housing vouchers, BadgerCare, and other programs to help them meet their basic needs. Raise your voice to protect access to these vital services.
  • Confronting the Hidden Problem of Sex Trafficking in our Rural and Urban Communities: Support bi-partisan efforts and challenge our legislators to do more.
  • Preserving Clean Drinking Water: Lead and manure in water supplies threaten human health throughout our state. Tell your legislators we must ensure safe drinking water for everyone.

Schedule for the day:

8:30 Registration and Refreshments
9:30 Morning Plenary: Keynote Speaker
Overview of Issues
Training for Legislative Visits
10:45 Break
11:05 Issues Breakout Sessions
12:00 Break
12:15 Lunch – meet by Senate Districts
1:15 Leave for Capitol
2:00 Senate Legislative visits
3:00 Assembly Legislative visits
4:00 Advocacy Day concludes

People of Faith United for Justice is a day-long gathering to learn, discuss, pray and advocate together for social justice issues of importance to all the people of Wisconsin. As a new legislature starts work on the next state budget, our representatives need to hear our values, priorities, and concerns, our expectations and aspirations.  Whether we expect them to agree with us or not, they need to hear from us. Together, we can ensure that our commitment to compassion and justice is reflected in that budget.

Co-Sponsors: Wisconsin Council of Churches, Faith Voices For Justice, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Lutheran Office for Public Policy, Madison Area Urban Ministry, Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Madison and Wisconsin Jewish Conference, Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central Wisconsin.

Getting to Madison for Advocacy Day

There is no parking available at First United Methodist Church.  Participants should plan to park nearby at the State Street Capitol Garage located at N Carroll St and W Johnson St, across the street from Madison College. Information about Madison parking ramps can be found here.

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Registration & Lunch: $25/person by March 27. After March 27, $35 (lunch not guaranteed)

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