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Public Policy

Staff members of Disability Rights Wisconsin and parent of victims speak out at press conferenceDisability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) provides policy makers with information about the rights of people with disabilities. DRW also provides people with disabilities with information about laws and policies that might affect them.

As part of our public policy work, Disability Rights Wisconsin :

  • Works with people with disabilities to make sure they have a chance to express their opinion on policies that affect them;
  • Builds partnerships with other disability organizations;
  • Shares positive images of people with disabilities through media and our website; and
  • Helps people with disabilities, their families, and the community better understand the rights of people with disabilities through trainings, written guides, and other materials.
  • Engages with legislators and other policy makers about issues that impact the rights of people with disabilities.

Public Policy Principles

Disability Rights Wisconsin uses both individual and systems advocacy tools to meet its goals of ensuring the rights of people with disabilities. Disability Rights Wisconsin’s Public Policy Principles offer a framework for the agency’s work and public policy agenda.

The principles also further define Disability Rights Wisconsin’s mission and values and communicate to the public the core identity of Disability Rights Wisconsin and its vision for the future.

Please see our Take Action page on how you can advocate for policy reform or legislation.

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