Author: Giese-BPDD

Contact Your Wisconsin Elected Officials

The Board provides a variety of contact information for Wisconsin elected officials, including email, phone, and social media contacts. Check out the complete set of resources on our current issues page under, Contact Information for Wisconsin Elected Officials...

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M Adams Speaks to Partners to Policymaking

M Adams, the co-executive director of Freedom, Inc., gave a presentation on grassroots advocacy to this year’s Partners In Policymaking class. Freedom, Inc. engages low- to no-income communities of color in Dane County, WI. It works to end violence against people of color, women, those that non-traditionally gender identify, youth, and our elders, to promote healthy and vibrant lives. The group creates healthy communities by campaigning against the root causes of violence, creating our own definitions of identity and resiliency, and empowering all community members as agents of change. Adams outlined practical and targeted strategies and tactics advocates can...

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Empowering Parents for Leadership in Milwaukee

Delores Sallis, a BPDD board member, organized a dinner and program on Empowering Parents for Leadership in Transition for Your Youth’s Future in Milwaukee for more than 100 family members and youth in the African American community. The event featured Keith Jones, a self-advocate and nationally recognized speaker on inclusion and empowerment. For more on Keith Jones, see SoulTouchin’ Experiences  For more on Delores Sallis, see our Board Member...

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Make Your Voice Heard! Joint Finance Committee Hearings on the State Budget

The Wisconsin Legislature Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will be holding public hearings across the state on the proposed state budget to hear what people think about it in April. Dates and locations are as follows: Monday, April 3 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) University of Wisconsin – Platteville Ullsvick Hall 30 South Hickory Street Platteville, WI 53818 Wednesday, April 5 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) State Fair Park – Exposition Center 8200 West Greenfield Avenue West Allis, WI 53214 Friday, April 7 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Berlin High School (Auditorium) 222 Memorial Drive Berlin, WI 54923 Tuesday, April...

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