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How do you become an advocate for UW—Madison?

The success of the University of Wisconsin—Madison depends on people who stand up and let their voice be heard in support of the UW and its value to our society. You become an advocate for the UW by speaking to your legislators and using this website to become a part of the dialogue.

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Upcoming Events

Join us for UW–Madison Day in 2019!

Mark your calendar for the 2019 UW–Madison Day events, where you can join fellow Badgers to meet with members of Congress and elected officials in Wisconsin.

  • UW–Madison Day in Washington DC — Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • UW–Madison Day in Madison — Friday, April 10, 2019

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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.


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

Let you legislators know you support UW—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.
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Take Part in UW–Madison Day in DC

On March 14, advocates from across the country are meeting with their members of Congress to let them know they care about UW–Madison and a number of issues affecting higher education.
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Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education

Once a bipartisan issue, support for higher education is now split down party lines with House’s tax reform proposal.
Via The Washington Post

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