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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

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Alumni: Shana Dall’Osto

Madison West High School class of 1997 alumna Shana Dall’Osto is the executive director of Roots & Wings, a family foundation created in late 2019 with a special interest in funding nonprofits across four key categories: family safety, health, early learning, and basic needs. For Dall’Osto, it’s her dream job. Not only is the family behind Roots & Wings her very own – her mom is Judy Faulkner, founder of the Verona-based, multibillion-dollar health tech software company Epic Systems – but Dall’Osto also has an extensive background in nonprofits, and a passion for service work focused on early childhood.

Kelly Lecker: Teacher Support Network helps buy important school supplies

This post was originally published on on September 8, 2023. The requests aren’t extravagant. Child scissors. Painter’s tape. Pocket folders. Cheez-It crackers. Headphones. But all these things are essential parts of a successful classroom, and buying them can strain a teacher’s budget. That’s where the Teacher Support Network comes in. Last school year, $123,235 Read More

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