Take Action for the UW

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ 2019-21 state budget includes much needed investments in the UW System and UW-Madison. His budget continues the in-state tuition freeze, but funds that freeze so UW-Madison can continue to provide a world class education for Wisconsin students and help drive the Wisconsin economy. His budget also provides funding to produce more graduates in high demand fields like nursing, engineering, computer science and business. The Governors’ budget proposal recognizes the vital role UW-Madison and higher education contribute to our state. Join us by contacting your state legislators, ask them to support the UW-Madison provisions in the Governors’ budget, and remind them that #UWChangesLives!

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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.

April 16 — Public Policy Conversations: Disparities in Educational Attainment: Join us for this conversation featuring UW–Madison faculty and distinguished members of the education community.

May 1 — UW–Madison Presents: Health Care Policy in Practice: Join us for a panel discussion on relevant topics relating to the Affordable Health Care Act, opioid epidemic, and vaccines with two experts.

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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.

News

Let your legislators know you support Affordability and Excellence at UW–Madison

In March, we're focusing on Affordability and Excellence: Our efforts to make our top-notch education accessible to everyone in the state.
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Contact Your Legislators In Support of Governor Evers Budget

On February 28, Governor Tony Evers delivered his 2019-21 budget proposal.
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Contact the Governor and State Legislators — #UWChangesLives

The University of Wisconsin has numerous programs, initiatives, and research labs that greatly benefit the health of Wisconsinites all across the state.
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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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