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Aging Advocacy Day

Aging Advocacy Day

Wednesday May 17 2017, 9:00 AM - Wednesday May 17 2017, 4:00 PM
@ Madison WI

Are you interested in issues affecting older adults? You’re invited to join members of the Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN) and others to help educate state legislators about issues affecting Wisconsin’s aging population.

On Wednesday May 17, citizens from around the state will gather in Madison for a day of advocacy training and meetings with legislators. No experience is necessary; you’ll get the training and support you need before meeting with state lawmakers. Following the training, join others from your assembly and senate district to provide information and share personal stories with your legislators to help them understand how specific legislative policies impact older constituents.

Aging Advocacy Day Schedule

9:00 — 10:00 a.m.: Registration, Capitol Lakes - Continuing Care Retirement Community, 333 W. Main Street, Madison, WI 53703

10:00 a.m.: Advocate training, briefing on WAAN’s state priority issues, tips for effective communication with your state legislators

11:00 a.m.: Planning time with others from your district

12:00 p.m.: Lunch & walk/travel to the State Capitol (3 blocks)

12:45 p.m.: State Capitol, North Hearing Rm. - 2nd Floor North – Store your items during legislative visits or meet up with staff/volunteers to get any questions answered or discuss visits.

1:00 - 2:45 p.m.: Legislative visits (Senate visits will be scheduled from 1- 1:45p.m. and Assembly visits from 2-2:45 p.m.) *WAAN will be scheduling all legislative visits.

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.: Check-out and debriefing, State Capitol, North Hearing Room—2nd Floor. Turn in your Advocacy Day feedback sheets and evaluation.

Your voice can make a difference! For more information or to register, visit http://gwaar.org/waan or contact your local aging unit or ADRC. Registration deadline is May 1, 2017.


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