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Advocacy

MEDIA:

‘Childcare desert’ in Dodge County nearly four times worse than in Milwaukee County

Press Release 12.8.20: Wisconsin voters view high-quality, affordable early care and education as an essential service that benefits all residents, and they strongly support a plan to invest $60 million annually in state funding to expand access to early care and education programs, improve early childhood educator training, and prevent child care program closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Report: Building the Advocacy Infrastructure to Win Equity Victories for Children and Families

Report: Want to Strengthen Wisconsin’s Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis

TRAINING:

Thriving Communities: Your Story Counts!
Parent/Grand Parent and Family Virtual Advocacy Training
Recorded: Novebmer 30th, 2021

First 5 Fox Valley invited parents, grandparents and other family members to a motivational hour dedicated to learning how to advocate on the local and state level for high quality early childhood education. Everyone has a story that provides a deeper understanding of the lived experiences that families with young children face every day. 

Effectively Communicating with Lawmakers and Beyond Part 1

This interactive session is for anyone who would be communicating with lawmakers throughout the campaign. The goal of this session is to help advocates understand how to communicate with lawmakers as well as what to communicate. Participants will learn about the important role they play in the legislative process, tips for communicating their story as it relates to the legislative asks and tips for effectively communicating with lawmakers and beyond to advance campaign priorities.

Effectively Communicating with Lawmakers and Beyond Part 2

This hands-on session is for anyone who is interested in learning about advocacy best practices. The goal of this session is to help advocates understand how to communicate with lawmakers as well as what to communicate. Participants will learn about the important role they play in the legislative process, tips for communicating their story as it relates to the legislative asks and tips for effectively communicating with lawmakers and beyond to advance campaign priorities. This will be an interactive session where participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to practice. During this training, we will be joined by Senator Luther Olsen, and Sandy Lonergan, Chief of Staff to Senator Dale Kooyenga.