Advocacy and Legislation

The Advocacy Committee of the Milwaukee County Commission on Aging is a standing committee of the Commission with a mission that includes legislative advocacy, general advocacy, and education on issues of concern to older adults in Milwaukee County.

 Goals of the Advocacy Committee include the following: 

  • Identify local, state, and federal issues of concern to older adults
  • Research legislative issues and analyze impact on welfare of older adults
  • Provide legislative solutions to legislators
  • Develop strategies to impact the legislative process
  • Offer constructive advocacy, community education, and leadership
  • Promote networking of organizations and individuals

The Advocacy Committee Does Not Work Alone!

Click on any of the links below to find out more about our essential community partners

The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (www.cwag.org) is a vital statewide advocacy organization that provides legislative analysis and advocacy leadership
The Wisconsin Association of Area Agencies on Aging (www.wis4a.net) is also a valuable collaborator.
The Alliance for Retired Americans (www.retiredamericans.org) is also an important source for National advocacy information 
The Alzheimer's Association (www.alzheimers-sewi.org), the Milwaukee Aging Consortium (www.milwagingconsortium.org), the Older Women's League, AARP (www.aarp.org), the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (www.n4a.org), and many other groups further complement the efforts of the Advocacy Committee of the Commission on Aging.

Of course, the Advocacy Committee obtains a great measure of success from the support of the Commission on Aging and older adults in Milwaukee County.

Please join us in our advocacy efforts!

The Committee normally meets every first Monday of the month and the public is welcome to attend.

For further information about the Advocacy Committee or to be placed on the Advocacy Committee mailing list, please contact the Department on Aging at (414) 289-6010


B.U.S.S. Coalition - Bus Users Safety at Southridge: The B.U.S.S. Coalition is an advocacy group organized through the efforts of County Board Supervisor Pat Jursik which is focusing on the action of by Southridge Mall management to move the county bus dropoff location.

John Haupt video of trek at Southridge Advocate, John Haupt, who has multiple sclerosis, created and posted a video on Facebook to show the world why moving the main bus stop at Southridge Mall is a real problem.

Man in wheelchair takes video of dangerous trek into Southridge

Protesters take concerns over Southridge bus stop to social media