Take Action for the UW

As a public university, UW–Madison depends upon state funding to help continue its mission and change lives all over the world. In return, the UW is a major economic driver. Increased state support will allow UW–Madison to:

  • produce more graduates in high-demand fields
  • support innovative services and programming to ensure student success
  • complete renovations and critical repairs of existing campus buildings
  • retain top faculty and staff — the heart of the UW’s reputation as a world-class institution.

Investing in higher education just makes sense. But that doesn’t mean it will happen automatically. We need you to speak up about prioritizing higher education in the 2019–2021 state budget.

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Upcoming Events

Join us for UW–Madison Day in 2019!

Join us for the 2019 UW–Madison Day events to meet with members of Congress and elected officials.

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Wisconsin Policy

A critical moment for the State of Wisconsin and its flagship university

The state of Wisconsin and its flagship university have long worked together to improve life for all Wisconsinites. But facing declining state funds and rising educational costs, UW—Madison is at a crossroads. For the future students across this state — and for the future of this state — it’s time to reinvest in the UW.

Federal Policy

Your voice was heard in Washington, DC

Key provisions in the new federal tax bill have benefited public universities such as UW—Madison. The new legislation retains the student load interest deduction and the Lifetime Learning Credit. It also maintains universities’ access to interest-free bonds and ensures that graduate-student tuition benefits will not be taxed.


Contact the Governor and State Legislators about the 2019–2021 State Budget

We need you to speak up about prioritizing higher education in the 2019–2021 state budget.
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Letter to the Governor

Thank you to everyone who signed the letter to Governor-elect Evers in support of UW-Madison and higher education.
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Badgers in Congress

The following are UW–Madison alumni currently serving in the US Senate or House of Representatives.
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Take Part in UW–Madison Day in Madison

On April 11, advocates from around the state are meeting with their legislators at the state capitol to let them know they care about UW—Madison and a number of the university's legislative priorities. Join the movement by reaching out to
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