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Community Leaders

Your voice matters: Community leaders across Wisconsin continue to experience the impact of child care issues and the importance of optimal health and well-being of our youngest children. Whether you are a health care or mental health professional, education expert, municipal or community group leader or simply an engaged resident, you have the power to share your experiences and how policy solutions will make a meaningful impact.


Elected officials need to hear from you. 

The Power of Community to Support Child Care

Raising Wisconsin hosted a community leaders panel discussion during Week of the Young Child on local efforts to support child care. Leaders from rural and urban Wisconsin – Amery, Watertown, Milwaukee and Black River Falls – shared insights and expertise on their journey to rally community support and push forward solutions.

How to Be An Effective Advocate

We have the information you need to be an effective advocate and share your critical perspective with elected officials and policymakers.

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Get the tools you need to effectively communicate with Wisconsin’s elected officials.


“If we invest in our kids early, they’re going to have more success in school, they’re going to have more success in the workplace, they’re going to avoid the criminal justice program … it really comes down to, we can invest in these kids now, or we can pay a lot of money later on.”