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 […]

Survival Coalition Statement on Senate Education Actions:

Negative Consequences and Missed Opportunities for Students with Disabilities Madison – The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations is disappointed in Tuesday’s conclusion of the State Senate session, especially the passage of AB966 and AB970 and the legislature’s failure to use state surplus dollars to relieve chronic underfunding for students with disabilities. Read full press […]

Survival Coalition Concerned about bills scheduled for Assembly vote that increase bureaucracy and take BadgerCare away from working people with disabilities.

Survival Coalition has concerns about two bills the full Assembly will vote on today that would increase paperwork and penalize people who are already working for not working more by taking away their health care coverage. Read full Press Release