Your support makes a difference

Panther Advocates are alumni, community members, and students who communicate with elected officials and the community on the great value UWM provides to Southeastern Wisconsin. Panther Advocates utilize their personal and professional networks to be effective and powerful ambassadors for the university.

Ways to Get Involved

When policies affecting UWM come before the state Legislature, you can communicate, inform, and encourage your elected officials, friends and community members.

Contact your elected officials
Elected officials are receptive to opinions expressed by their friends, neighbors and constituents. You may contact your legislators either by phone, email, letter or in-person.

Learn who your state legislators are and gather their contact information at

In addition to your own legislators, consider reaching out to members of the Joint Committee on Finance who are currently deliberating on the proposed 2019-2021 state budget.

Write a letter to the editor
Typically letters to the editor should be kept to fewer than 200 words and should contain your name, address and phone number.
Share facts and information on social media
UWM has a profound impact on our state. We are one of America’s top 130 research universities and our faculty, staff and students enrich more Wisconsin residents than any institution. We also educate Wisconsin’s workforce, with 80 percent of our 187,000 alumni remaining in the state to live, work and play. We impact thousands of lives and are committed to making a difference. Budget talking points:

Share with your friends, neighbors and family members, information about the impact of UWM. Follow @UWMAlumni, @UWM and @UWSystem for more information and legislative updates.

Share the UWM story
What is UWM? UWM is 27,466 students, 3,000 researchers, faculty and staff and 187,000 graduates. We are UWM. We are your neighbors. And our combined efforts contribute $1.5 billion to the Wisconsin economy each year. UWM is committed to making a difference in our community, the state and the world. Share this video on social:
UWM State Budget Talking Points


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