Survival Coalition 2022 Background Papers

Survival has prepared these issue papers to provide background and a disability perspective for elected officials, candidates for office, and other policymakers and advocates. Many people with disabilities access programs and services funded by federal, state, or local governments to support them in maintaining their health, accessing education and employment, and participating in their communities. […]

Press Release: Frazzled and Fried, WI family caregivers living in crisis (10/4/2022)

The relentless shortage of paid caregivers is negatively impacting family caregivers, Wisconsin’s workforce, and the larger economy.A statewide survey of almost five hundred family caregivers reveals family caregivers are providing 80% of the care for children and adults with disabilities and older adults, often caring for multiple people simultaneously.The volume of care provided across the […]

Survival Coalition Supports New Report Findings that WI Underfunds Special Education (Press release)

The Survival Coalition of more than 20 statewide disability organizations agrees with a new report from the Education Law Center concluding that “Wisconsin’s low reimbursement rate for special education will leave school districts on the hook for $1.25 billion, forcing them to divert funds intended for general education for all students.” Findings from the report showed that […]

Don’t make it harder for our vote to count

For Immediate Release Today the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) rejected the Wisconsin Election Commission’s emergency rule 2209 to clarify the kinds of minor clerical errors election clerks can correct on absentee ballots and should be adopted. This rule would have formalized existing election practices. “Errors are not voter fraud; they are […]

Survival Coalition 2023-2025 Budget Priorities

Survival Coalition has developed a set of budget priorities for the 2023-2025 State budget. You can read the full document here. We have also provided an individual paper for priorities in each issue area.Read Long-Term Care Read Children’s Long-Term SupportsRead EducationRead EmploymentRead Mental HealthRead WorkforceRead Transportation

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

Direct Care Workforce, Family Caregiving, Voting Access All on Priority List (MADISON) – More than 200 members of the disability community from all parts of Wisconsin plan to rally virtually on March 16 for the Survival Coalition’s annual Disability Advocacy Day. Grassroots advocates will participate in issue discussions and planning sessions before making targeted calls […]