2021 NASW-WI Advocacy Day

a picture of people infront of capitol hill

Over 300 Student and Professionals Attended!

Thank you to all who participated!

The Issues:

  • Wisconsin State Budget: In this training, Kids First Research Director Jon Peacock discussed the impact of the state budget on children and families in Wisconsin and how we can advocate for a budget that supports the most vulnerable residents of our state.
    Wisconsin State Budget Fact Sheet
  • Police Reform: In this training, Katie Domina, Deputy Policy Director with the office of Governor Tony Evers, discussed several of Governor Evers’ proposals to reform policing practice in Wisconsin. 
    Police Reform Fact Sheet
  • Child Victim’s Act: In this training Ian Henderson, Director of Legal and System Services with the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, discussed the provisions of the Child Victim’s Act, which provides a 3-year release of the statute of limitations for childhood victims of sexual assault who are over the age of 35 and want to sue their perpetrator in civil court.
    Child Victim's Act Fact Sheet
  • Ban Conversion Therapy: In this training, Megin McDonell, Executive Director of Fair Wisconsin discussed legislative and regulatory proposals that would ban Conversion therapy with LGBT children by mental health professionals in Wisconsin.
    Ban Conversion Therapy Fact Sheet
  • Professional Issues: In this training NASW-WI Executive Director Marc Herstand discussed bills that would support and harm the social work profession that are currently under consideration in the Wisconsin State Legislature. 
    Tele-mental Health Fact Sheet
  • Advocacy 101: In this training lobbyist Jack O’Meara discussed the basics of advocacy in the Wisconsin State Legislature.