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Advocacy in Action: Vote on April 2nd and State Budget Proposal

Spring is a busy time in Madison and the state of Wisconsin, rich in opportunities to learn more and take action around advocacy for our public schools. Here are some highlights and reminders.


Local Elections: Tuesday, April 2nd!

Learn which issues and candidates are on the ballot, and register to vote! Get started with basic information here. We encourage every eligible person in Madison to learn candidate positions around public education, to register and to vote! Whether or not you have kids in Madison public schools, these are issues that can shape the strength of our community today and tomorrow.

Candidates and Issues
If you haven’t made it to a candidate forum, check out information online to learn candidate positions on issues concerning our public schools. The League of Women Voters Dane County assembled a write up of School Board candidate responses to their questions leading up to the April 2nd election. Click here to read candidate answers and learn more.

State Budget Proposal
Newly elected Governor, Tony Evers, has assembled a state budget proposal that can be reviewed here. For more details on budget funding sources, check out this article from Wisconsin Public Radio.

For more detail on particulars of the new budget proposal as they pertain to public education, visit the 2019-21 Budget HQ – part of the Wisconsin Public Education Network.                   

Questions about this referendum question or how you can help advocate for Madison’s public schools? Visit our Advocacy Page or contact us!

Latest News

Recent News Headline

Alumni: Antonio Cruz-Rodriguez

Born in Mexico, Antonio Cruz-Rodriguez moved to the United States with his family when he was just a few years old. The Cruz-Rodriguez family settled on the east side of Madison, where Antonio’s educational journey began. He attended Lapham Elementary for 4K, then moved to Hawthorne Elementary, and later to Sandburg Elementary due to new district lines. He continued his education at Sherman Middle School and graduated from East High School in 2010.

Alumni: Scott Swanson

Scott Swanson’s deep connection to the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) reflects his family’s long-standing history with the district. Growing up on the far east side of Madison, Scott attended Kennedy Elementary, Whitehorse Middle, and La Follette High School, graduating in 2002. His journey through MMSD was profoundly influenced by his parents, Paul and Ruth, both of whom were esteemed teachers and Athletic Directors at La Follette.

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