Survival Coalition Wisconsin

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations is a cross-disability coalition of more than 40 state and local organizations and groups. For more than 20 years, Survival has been focused on changing and improving policies and practices that support people with disabilities of all ages to be full participants in community life.

Updates

Survival Coalition response on CNA bill

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations is concerned about the planned Assembly

vote to override Governor Evers’ veto of Assembly Bill 76. The bill would decrease training requirements for certified nursing aides (CNAs) from the current requirement of 120 hours to the federal minimum of 75 hours. Read more.

 

Survival Coalition recommendations for the Governor’s Council on Equity and Inclusion

Survival Coalition members support Executive Order #59 which requires state agencies to develop and implement equity and inclusion action plans, directs the Wisconsin Department of Administration to develop and provide mandatory equity and inclusion training for all state agency employees, and creates the Governor’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion. Read document here.

 

Survival Coalition responds to the request for public comments to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights regarding its investigation into 14c subminimum wage.

Wisconsin Survival Coalition submitted recommendations on subminimum wage. Read full document

Save the Date for Disability Advocacy Day

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Registration will open by February, 2020 No Walks in permitted.

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive,  Madison, WI

Disability Advocacy Day is designed to connect you with your legislators so you can talk about issues that matter to you. You are the expert in sharing how legislative policies affect people with disabilities in their everyday lives.

JOIN US!

Make certain your voice is heard! Disability Advocacy Day is designed to connect you with your legislators so you can talk about issues that matter to you. You are the expert in sharing how legislative policies affect people with disabilities in their everyday lives.

Registration, agenda and additional information will be distributed in January.

SURVIVAL COALITION RECOGNIZES CAREGIVERS DURING NOVEMBER AWARENESS MONTH

(MADISON) — The Survival Coalition of more than 30 disability organizations recognizes the contributions of Wisconsin’s caregivers as today kicks off National Family Caregiver Month.

“A majority of Survival members tell us that the direct care workforce crisis and the stress that puts on family caregivers is their top concern,” says Beth Swedeen, Survival Co-Chair. “This month is not only a great time to thank caregivers, but to commit to solutions that will address this crisis.”

Members of the Survival Coalition are represented on the Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving which was appointed this year to address the growing shortage of direct care providers, both paid and unpaid, as well as the impact and needs of family caregivers. Read full Press Release

Survival Coalition Caregiver Task Force Recommendations

Survival Coalitions has provided to a set of recommendations. See full recommendations.