Take ActionEngage Your Legislators
The time is now to take meaningful action to impact the well-being of Wisconsin’s young children and families during the 2023-25 state budget process. Check out the resources on this page to take easy, efficient steps to contact your elected officials and make your important voices heard.
LETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGNS: URGE LEGISLATORS TO INVEST IN CHILD CARE
Join us in sending letters to your state legislators to share the importance of significant state investment into child care in the 2023-25 state biennial budget. It’s easy: Click one of the links below to visit an online letter-writing portal, where you input your name and residential address and click through the steps to send a letter to your local legislators. The letters are already drafted for you, and you can input your personal and local experiences into the message to ensure your elected officials hear real-life experiences from parents and families in their districts. There are instructions for how to add your personal story.
CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS GUIDE
Contacting your elected officials is essential. Use this step-by-step guide for making phone calls to legislative offices.
RESOURCE BUNDLE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTORS/OWNERS
WECA and Raising Wisconsin have developed a toolkit for child care directors and owners to discuss the importance of Child Care Counts funding with the parents you serve and fellow early childhood educators.
RECURSOS PARA DIRECTORES/PROPIETARIOS DE LA PRIMERA INFANCIA
WECA y Raising Wisconsin han desarrollado un conjunto de herramientas para directores y propietarios de cuidados infantiles para que mantengan conversaciones con las familias a las que ofrecen sus servicios y con sus compañeros/as educadores de la primera infancia para hablar acerca de la importancia de los fondos de “Child Care Counts”.
EMPLOYER SIGN-ON LETTER
We are collecting signatures for a letter that will be sent to Wisconsin’s elected officials and policymakers on the business and economic case for a state investment into child care in the state’s 2023-35 biennial budget. Review the letter, see who’s added their name, and add your name by visiting this page.
Who Represents Me?
Immediately find your state elected officials with this online portal. Input your residential address in the upper right corner and get your legislators and their contact information.
State Budget Request
Get talking points and other useful resources for educating elected officials on the importance of our child care and health and well-being state budget requests.