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Read Advocacy Alerts! Wisconsin
« on: February 25, 2013, 12:41:54 PM »
NHU will keep you informed on what legislation is affecting the disability community.

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Advocacy Alerts! Wisconsin -
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 12:44:12 PM »
 February 2013 - Act now to let your legislators know how you
 feel about moving Special Needs public school money going to
private schools through vouchers -
(link to this article)

Here are the facts from other states and cities
that have implemented Special Needs Vouchers. The ones who lose are the children.

DAWN has sent out the following article to "Take Action to Stop Special Needs Vouchers."
Now is the time to contact your legislators and take action on this issue.
Use this easy form to contact your legislators.

Gov. Scott Walker plans to include special needs vouchers in his 2013-2015
State Budget that he will introduce Wednesday, February 20th. Families from
around the state held a media event at the Capitol to share their concerns.
View photos from this Media Event Join this grassroots group of families and
their children with disabilities in asking the Wisconsin Legislature to take
special needs vouchers out of the budget.

Efforts to improve outcomes for students with disabilities should include
putting additional funds toward public school special education services
instead of private school vouchers. Special needs vouchers could negatively
affect students with disabilities and drain critical resources from small
Wisconsin school districts. Families lose all their federal protections when
they leave public schools, and private schools are not accountable for student
outcomes. To learn more about concerns surrounding special needs vouchers,
check out this comprehensive fact sheet.

Including special needs vouchers in the Governor's budget does not allow for adequate
public input on this important policy issue so contacting your legilators may be the only way
for you to have input.
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March 20, 2013 - Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Advocacy Day
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 12:54:44 PM »
March 20, 2013 - Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations
will host Disability Advocacy Day in Madison
(link to this article)
The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations will host
Disability Advocacy Day on March 20, 2013. A day for you to connect with
your legislators and share your story with them, tell them how legislative
policies affect people with disabilities. The survival coalition will give a briefing
and will set up your legislative visit. See the article at Disability Advocacy Day.
You can register online or by submitting the registration form.
The deadline to register is Wednesday, March 13.
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