Stand Up For Public Education
Joint Committee On Finance To Take Up Review of K-12 Budget
Tomorrow is a critical day to make sure your voice is heard so that parents and elected school boards remain in charge of public schools, rather than people appointed for political reasons by non-educators. Please call your elected officials by 5 PM on Monday (tomorrow), because many people on both sides of the aisle want democracy preserved in Wisconsin.
Joint Finance Committee Meets Tuesday, May 19, to Review K-12 Portion of State Budget
Once again, it appears Joint Finance Committee (JFC) members are planning to “surprise” Wisconsin when they review and act on the K-12 portion of the state budget. Two years ago JFC Republicans unexpectedly expanded the proposed statewide voucher program from nine school districts to every school district in Wisconsin. When they meet this coming Tuesday, it is highly likely JFC Republicans will insert a highly controversial public school takeover bill in the budget and lift caps on the statewide voucher program.
What Can You Do? Call and/or email these State Senators and State Representatives.
Sen. Alberta Darling (R) Co-Chair 608-266-5830
Sen. Luther Olsen (R) 608-266-0751
Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R) 608-266-7745
Sen. Leah Vukmir (R) 608-266-2512
Sen. Tom Tiffany (R) 608-266-2509
Sen. Howard Marklein (R) 608-266-0703
Sen. Jon Erbenbach (D) 608-266-6670
Sen. Lena Taylor (D) 608-266-5810
Rep. John Nygren (R) Co-Chair 608-266-2343
Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R) 608-266-9180
Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R) 608-266-9967
Rep. Dean Knudson (R) 608-266-1526
Rep. Michael Schraa (R) 608-267-7990
Rep. Mary Czaja (R) 608-266-7694
Rep. Chris Taylor (D) 608-266-5342
Rep. Gordon Hintz (D) 608-266-2254
Contact JFC members by 5 pm, Monday, May 18 – if you have limited time, it is suggested you focus your efforts on Darling, Nygren, Olsen and Harsdorf. JFC executive sessions are open to the public – you are welcome to come to the Capitol on Tuesday when the JFC reviews the K-12 portion of the budget, make your presence felt, and see our state legislators at work.