Legislative advocacy refers to our efforts to contact state representatives for the purpose of advocating for legislation that recognizes positive parental involvement in schools.
Many thanks to State Senator Fred Risser and to his Legislative Assistant for all of their support to our organization over the years.
The process of walking into a legislator’s office was at best intimidating during our initial years. Senator Fred Risser, was welcoming and understood our decision to focus on positive parental involvement in schools. His wife was a retired schoolteacher, so our advocacy efforts resounded well with him. His office was always supportive and responded to our numerous calls over the years.
State Senator Fred Risser – (Ret.) and lawmaker of 64 years of service and will be sorely missed. Click here to read an article that was recently written by the Wisconsin Bar about Senator Risser.
ADVOCATING FOR A PROCLAMATION TO RECOGNIZE NATIONAL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT DAY WITH S.Edwards-Billings & Wisconsin State Senator Fred Risser – (Retired-2021)
Zachary Madden (Assistant to Governor Tony Evers) formerly Legislative Assistant to State Representative Lisa Subeck. (November 2019)
National parental involvement day
Twice a year, we ask our elected officials to draft proclamations in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Day & National Parental Involvement Day in their respective state.
Each proclamation is shared with local school districts for the purpose of creating public awareness and future programs for parents and volunteers, that expresses gratitude for their involvement and support of teachers and students.
ALLPARENTSONDECK can proudly say that no matter which party maintains control over our government – partisanship has not stopped our efforts to obtain proclamations in a timely fashion. A special thank you to each Legislative Assistant and elected officials, for getting involved in our process of recognizing positive behaviors of parents and volunteers.
THE FIRST ENCOUNTER THAT I HAD WITH A LEGISLATIVE OFFICE WAS IN MADISON, WISCONSIN.
GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER WAS THE GOVERNOR AT THAT TIME AND WAS NOT IN POPULAR DEMAND BY THE PUBLIC.
DESPITE DIFFERING VIEWS ABOUT HIS POLITICAL LEADERSHIP, HE ALWAYS MADE SURE THAT OUR ORGANIZATION HAD A PROCLAMATION FOR NATIONAL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT DAY.
ON THIS DAY, I STAND WITH HIS PROCLAMATION DEPARTMENT CHAIR WITH A SIGNED PROCLAMATION - RECOGNIZING WISCONSIN AS ANOTHER STATE THAT RECOGNIZES AND CELEBRATES INVOLVED PARENTS AND VOLUNTEERS THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR, AND ON NATIONAL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT DAY - WHICH IS THE THIRD THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER.