Media Event: Join Advocates to Deliver 35,000+ Petitions Calling on Finance Committee to Use BadgerCare to Protect UW System

thousands of petitions Tomorrow, March 26 at 8:30 AM, join Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Save the Wisconsin Idea, United Council of UW Students and local leaders as we hold a media conference to deliver over 35,000 petitions calling on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee to accept the federal Medicaid funds to cover more people for less, and prevent cuts to the UW System.

Despite November referendums and March polling results showing strong majorities in favor of accepting federal funds for BadgerCare, the Governor’s budget fails to accept these federal dollars, leaving on the table hundreds of millions in savings that could spare the UW System from damaging cuts.

Advocates for health care and education will deliver to the Finance Committee over 35,000 petitions from every corner of Wisconsin in favor of accepting the federal funds for BadgerCare to protect the UW System.

What: Media event: Citizen Action, Save the Wisconsin Idea and United Council of UW Students to deliver over 35,000+ petitions calling on Joint Finance Committee to accept federal Medicaid funds to protect the UW System.

When: Thursday March 26th, 2015 – 8:30 AM

Where: Outside of the Joint Finance Committee Hearing, CAL Auditorium, 1100 South Albert Ave, Reedsburg, WI

In Attendance

  • Kevin Kane, lead organizer, Citizen Action of Wisconsin
  • Sachin Chheda, “Save Wisconsin Idea”
  • Amanda McGovern, president, United Council of UW Students
  • Supporters of BadgerCare and UW System

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