Update July 6: COVID Cases and Deaths Among People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Wisconsin (Madison) – The Survival Coalition of more than 20 disability organizations supports the work of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Governor Evers’ administration to share regularly updated data regarding the impacts of COVID-19 in Wisconsin’s Medicaid […]

Comparison Chart Now Available

Here is a final chart comparing Survival’s positions on key disability-related budget issues in the Governor’s Proposal to the final budget passed by the Legislature. The Governor has until Thursday to sign or veto. For the full set of original budget proposals Survival Coalition recommended to the Governor and Legislature.See Comparison Chart.

Media Advisory: Legislature’s State Budget Falls Short for People with Disabilities, Family Caregivers

Disability advocates are deeply disappointed with the lack of investment and cuts to key programs contained in the Legislature’s state budget. People with disabilities and their families across Wisconsin are really struggling. Many were struggling before the pandemic, and COVID-19 made existing problems worse. Many important low-cost, critically needed investments are missing from the currently-proposed […]

Survival Coalition: Bills Create Added Voting Barriers for People with Disabilities

(Madison) – Today’s scheduled Assembly vote could move forward legislation that will create added barriers for many people with disabilities and older adults to vote.  The Survival Coalition of more than 20 statewide disability organizations is concerned about the impact of these bills on the Assembly calendar: AB192, SB 204/AB 201, SB 205/AB 179, SB […]

Press Release: JFC to act on DHS budget: agency oversees critical investments in disability services and supports

As the Joint Finance Committee considers its budget motion to set and direct spending for the Department of Health Services (DHS), Survival Coalition asks the committee to include the following disability priorities:Read full press release.

It’s not too late to meet the needs of Wisconsin students with disabilities

Call on lawmakers to do their job and pass an education budget that puts kids’ needs first!  The Joint Finance Committee slashed about 90% of the Governor’s proposed investments in public education. On party-line votes they essentially zeroed out increases in special education reimbursement.  This decision also puts Wisconsin schools’  eligibility for promised federal COVID-19 aid in serious […]