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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!

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Help Close the Funding Gap for Public Schools

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Daniel Kigeya’s graduation from West High School in 1997 was one of the loneliest days of his life.  “I remember walking across the stage and then leaving there and going home and not celebrating,” says Kigeya, (pronounced Key-gay-ya) who returns to West this fall as its new principal.  He did not feel like he belonged Read More

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