ONE VISION: ONE VOICE
The Government Relations Committee is committed to providing members with up-to-date information regarding state and federal legislation which affects school counselors in our state. This site allows WSCA members to learn about pending bills, find out who represents them in the Wisconsin legislature and Washington, DC, and gain access to web pages that track legislation.
The committee encourages all members to advocate for Wisconsin’s children and the school counseling profession by actively engaging in the political process.
I am excited to introduce myself as the incoming Government Affairs Committee Chair. I am passionate about school counseling and believe we need to continue to share the good news about what we do for students and families with our school boards, administrators, teachers, and families. However, if we limit our advocacy to these important folks, we are missing another key partner, elected officials. The Government Affairs Committee is tasked by the WSCA Board to be the conduit to organize our members and advocate for our profession at the state and federal level.
My overarching goal for the Government Affairs Committee is to keep the membership informed about government action that could impact our profession and build on past momentum to create a statewide network of school counselors who would consider contacting their elected officials when a critical issue emerges about which we want to respond.
One of the ways you can get started would be to participate in WSCA Day on the Hill. This exciting event has become a cornerstone of the annual conference. I would love to have you participate! Come learn how to effectively advocate for the profession you love and put it to practice under the dome! This inspiring session will provide an overview of how to get your message out to your legislators about what you do, the difference you make, and how they can help support our mission. Following the interactive training session, we will walk to the Capitol where you will be scheduled to meet your respective legislators. This event is an outstanding opportunity for professional leadership and advocacy. Over the years, our presence on the Hill has paid, and will continue to pay, dividends for WSCA and all school counselors statewide! Join us, and keep the positive momentum growing!!
If you would like to serve on the Government Affairs Committee and/or be added to our growing statewide network of school counselors who would be willing to reach out to their elected officials in the future, please contact me right away at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-893-3880. Thank you for your time and best wishes for a rewarding school year.
Government Relations Chair
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