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

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The Advocacy Committee Does Not Work Alone!

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

The Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network is a collaborative group of individuals and associations working with and for Wisconsin older adults to shape public policy that improves the quality of life of older people throughout the state.  There are new issue papers available on their website. 
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.

 

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View 2017 Policy Priorities Here.

 

The Advocacy Committee normally meets every first Monday of the month.  Meetings are open to the public and anyone 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

 

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