More Than 200 Members of Disability Community Plan to Participate in Virtual Annual Disability Advocacy Day

Direct Care Workforce, Special Education, Medicaid, Transportation, Children and Family Supports, Mental Health, ABLE, Long-Term Care all on Priority List

(MADISON) – More than 200 members of the disability community from all parts of Wisconsin plan to rally virtually on March 23 for the Survival Coalition’s annual Disability Advocacy Day. Advocates will participate in issue discussions and planning sessions before making targeted calls to their state legislators to tell their story and discuss the issues that impact people with disabilities in their everyday lives.

“COVID-19 and the heightened health risks for individuals with disabilities and chronic health concerns mean we can’t meet in person in Madison this year, but this won’t lessen our impact,” said Survival Coalition Co-Chair Lisa Pugh. “We plan to be flooding the capitol with calls on March 23.”

This year’s priority is to ensure legislators understand the significant impact that the pandemic has had in the lives of people with disabilities and the supports and investments required to ensure people can return to normal as soon as possible. Read full Press Release