The Joint Finance Committee of the state legislature is currently considering the 2017-19 state budget.

We encourage you to stay informed and exercise your right as a citizen to contact your legislators with your interests and concerns.

Panther Advocates are encouraged to contact the Governor, their legislators and members of the Joint Finance Committee to show support for UWM.

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 on your personal time. 

  1. 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
  1. 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.
  1. Share facts and information on social media with your friends, neighbors and family members, informing them about the impact of UWM.