Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations Says Legislature’s COVID-19 Response Helps; Is not Enough

Members of the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations reacted today to the legislature’s COVID-19 response bill with both gratitude and concern about the ability to meet future needs. Wisconsin is already far behind the actions of at least 44 other states who have moved critical COVID-19 plans forward for federal approval and several others […]

Survival Coalition Action Alert: Tell policymakers state COVID-19 legislation must address needs of people with disabilities

The state legislature may reconvene as early as Tuesday April 14th to pass COVID-19 legislation. It is critical that this bill reflect the needs and priorities of people with disabilities and older adults. Please distribute Survival Coalition’s action alert to your member’s and social media networks immediately with a call to action. While the exact […]

Survival Coalition Press Release: State COVID-19 legislation must reflect needs of people with disabilities

(MADISON) – State lawmakers may take up legislation as soon as Tuesday to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. It is important that the needs of people with disabilities are reflected in COVID-19 decisions and funding. Survival Coalition reviewed the Legislative Summary of the COVID-19 response bill, and sent a letter to legislative leaders with questions […]

Survival Coalition: analysis of COVID legislative proposal and needs of disability community

Survival Coalition provided COVID-19 response recommendations in its March 18th, March 31st, and April 2nd letters. Survival Coalition has reviewed the Legislative Summary of the COVID-19 response bill that has been released and writes to request clarification on parts of the proposal. We appreciate the inclusion of waiver flexibilities for hardship or supplemental payments to […]

Survival comments on , the Governor’s summary of a second legislative COVID-19 response package.

On Wednesday April 2nd, the Governor released a summary of a second legislative COVID-19 response package. Survival Coalition writes to urge the Legislature to respond rapidly to address the needs of the 85,000 people with disabilities and older adults in Wisconsin’s Home and Community Based long-term care system (Family Care, IRIS, CLTS). Flexibility to respond […]

Survival Coalition sends letter to Governor Evers and key leadership on efforts to rapidly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dear Governor Evers, Senators Fitzgerald and Shilling, Representatives Vos and Hintz: Thank you for your efforts to rapidly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 18th, Survival Coalition sent a letter recommending state actions to help high-risk populations self-isolate, prevent spread of COVID-19, ensure critical long term care and other services are able to continue […]