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Take Action: Make Your Voice Heard

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AARP Wisconsin is in your corner. We're committed to ensuring you have the tools you need to make your legislators aware of key issues.

Check back on this page for updates as new legislation is introduced & new action alerts become available.

Prepare to Vote April 4th.

The Spring Election on April 4, 2023 will include the Supreme Court race along with Mayoral, Aldermanic, and other local races. Make sure you have your plan to vote.

Find more information, see a sample ballot, and check your registration status online at We've included key deadlines below.

KEY DEADLINES (Learn more here)
March 30, 2023 @ 5:00 pm:
Deadline to request an Absentee Ballot

March 31, 2023 @ 5:00 pm:
Deadline to register in your Municipal Clerk's Office.

April 4, 2023, 2023 from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm:
Deadline to register at your polling place.
Deadline for hospitalized voters.
Deadline to return absentee ballot to your municipal clerk.

Polls close at 8:00 p.m., but you can vote after that as long as you are in line by 8:00 p.m.

Provide Input on State Budget

The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) recently announced 4 public hearings across the state where the public can provide in put on the State Budget. If a hearing is scheduled near you, plan to attend this meeting and let the JFC know what you think should be in the budget. You can find our budget priorities & talking points on our webpage here.

If you're unable to attend one of the below hearings in person, you can also submit comments online, or send the committee an email at Comments and emails are circulated to the entire JFC.

In-person public hearings:
Wednesday, April 5,2023
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Waukesha County Expo Center, Main Arena
1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UW-Eau Claire, Davies Student Center
Ojibwe Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)
77 Roosevelt Ave., Eau Claire

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wilderness Resort, Glacier Canyon Conference Center
Sandstone Meeting Room
45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lakeland Union High School
9573 State Highway 70, Minocqua

Call the Legislative Hotline

The Governor's proposed budget addressed many key issues for older Wisconsinites. Call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-362-9472 to be connected with your representatives, and let them know you support these priorities.

Here are some talking points you can use:
- Family caregivers play a valuable role in Wisconsin's log term care system, and I support the Caregiver Tax Credit.

- The full expansion of Medicaid to 138% of the poverty line would ensure uninsured and underinsured residents get vital access to healthcare. Please keep Medicaid expansion in the budget to support the health of all Wisconsinites.

- Access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet is no longer a luxury, but a necessary tool in the foundation of modern society. I support investments in the budget that will improve high-speed internet services throughout Wisconsin.

- Wisconsinites working for small businesses deserve a path to saving funds for retirement, and I support the IRA enrollment program.

- Communities and roads need to be safe for everyone using them - please keep the complete streets provisions in the budget to safely integrate all modes of transportation.

- The Homestead Credit enhancements in the Governor's budget are critical for those on fixed income streams, and should be kept in the state budget.

- Voting needs to be as easy as possible. We have a right to vote and deserve fair and straightforward election procedures.

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