Government Relations Committee

Welcome to WSCA Advocacy

The WSCA Board of Directors believes school counselors are visionary leaders who impact the state and national agenda surrounding education and student success. WCSA works at the state level through Afternoon on the Hill and our partnerships with the Department of Public Instruction.


The Government Relations Committee is committed to providing members with up-to-date information regarding state and federal legislation that 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.

Upcoming Advocacy Events

WSCA’s Afternoon on the Hill continues to be a cornerstone of our association’s year.

  •  CANCELLED: Afternoon on the Hill
    • When: April 19, 2024 | 12:30-4:30
    • Where: Zoom
    • Due to the changes and challenges facing the Wisconsin legislature and the unknowability of the newly adopted maps and numerous legislators not seeking reelection, WSCA has made the challenging decision to cancel the spring 2024 Afternoon on the Hill event.  Instead, we invite you to join us for a webinar focused on building skills for more effective connections for our elected officials. See details below.
  • NEW WEBINAR: Advocacy in Action: An Insider’s Perspective on Navigating Meetings with Your State-Level Elected Officials
    • When: April 19, 2024 | 12:30-1:30 pm
    • Where: Zoom
    • Speaker: Emily Pritzkow. Former Chief of Staff, State Assembly Minority Leader
    • Description: Join Emily Prizkow as she shares her experience working in the capital as the Chief of Staff for former Rep. Gordon Hintz, who was the Minority Leader of the State Assembly. This opportunity is for those who have never met their elected official to those with years of experience as Emily walks through what your elected officials want to hear from you and how to navigate these meetings. She will share stories of her background working the Capitol halls, and leave you with tips and techniques to help you feel more comfortable and effective when advocating under the dome. Registration is required for this FREE event.

Afternoon on the Hill Resources

Committee Information

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 us right away at Thank you for your time and best wishes for a rewarding school year.

Cydney Martin

WSCA Government Relations Directors