I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
I am currently working with the above group in an effort to still have the Long Term Cares cap lifted. Please help me pass this message on to all Wisconsin Families.
We had to make a final, urgent decision on the name, so after reading all the e-mail responses and talking to a few of you, this is what we came up with. I hope that is OK!!! The reason our timeline is more urgent is due to information I learned today at a meeting with other lobbyists. The Joint Finance Committee pushed through several big votes today on education and transportation. They take up big issues like county funding, income maintenance, child support and corrections next Tuesday. Those topics and a few others (choice schools, for one) are expected to go on all next week – and the budget bill will likely be voted out of the joint finance committee by next Saturday, June 4. Then it moves to both the Assembly and Senate for caucus conversations (deciding what each party will agree to and wants to amend) and then there will be finally votes on the floor. That process will take a least a week – and for our purposes, hopefully more. Therefore our advocacy needs to be targeted and strong over the next 2 weeks in order to have any impact.
I need you all to do 3 things:
BLAST THIS SURVEY TO EVERY PARENT GROUP AND LIST-SERV YOU ARE ON. We want as many responses by Friday, June 3. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/wilongtermcarecap
Send me your personal story and how you feel about the caps with your child. Send a photo. Write a personal message to your parent groups and list-servs and ask them to share stories with you/me as well (they need to know these stories will be made public/shared with legislators)(Look to the questions on the survey to frame your story. What will your own life look like under a cap? Each story absolutely needs to include a FULL NAME AND ADDRESS in order to be used.
Reach out (with targeted urgency) to ANY AND ALL contacts you have in the Fox Valley area – that is Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet, and Brown Counties. Secondary would be Manitowoc, Waupaca, Shawano, Oconto, Menominee, and Marinette. I need as many stories, photos and parent contacts from that part of the state as possible. Encourage those families to send stories with photos (need full names and addresses) to me. Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org