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.

Speakers include:

  • 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