Scores of conservation voters to gather in Madison for Conservation Lobby Day on Tuesday, April 25
Apr 24, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY: Event on Tuesday, April 25, 2023
MADISON, Wis – On Tuesday, April 25, scores of voters from across Wisconsin will gather in Madison to lobby their legislators on priority conservation issues. These issues are top concerns for the 40,000-plus members and supporters of Wisconsin Conservation Voters.
Members of Wisconsin Conservation Voters have successfully advocated for vital initiatives in Gov. Tony Evers’ 2023-25 Biennial Budget proposal, now they will ask their legislators to prioritize clean energy, clean water, and a healthy democracy in the state budget.
Attendees will ask their legislators to:
- Support the $106 million plan to address PFAS contamination statewide
- Create a five-person Local Government Grant Resources Team
- Implement automatic voter registration
- Support $10 million for expanding clean energy job training and reemployment opportunities for those joining our clean energy workforce
- Support the $400,000 plan for the Department of Natural Resources to fund Manoomin (wild rice) restoration and public education in ceded territory waters
What: Conservation Lobby Day hosted by Wisconsin Conservation Voters
Where: Best Western Premier Park Hotel, 22 S Carroll St, Madison
When: Tuesday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Keynote begins at 10 a.m., followed by speakers. Lobby visits will take place starting at 1 p.m.
- Special guest keynote speaker, to be announced Tuesday morning
- Kerry Schumann, Executive Director, Wisconsin Conservation Voters
- Supervisor Lee Donahue, Town of Campbell
- Seth Hoffmeister, WCV Deputy Director, Chair of Green Bay Sustainability Council
- Debra Cronmiller, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin
- Carly Ebben Eaton, Wisconsin Director, BlueGreen Alliance
- Denise Sweet, Native Vote Manager, Wisconsin Conservation Voices
For more information
Contact Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin Conservation Voters, 608-208-1129 (office), 608-213-6972 (mobile/text), or email@example.com