Contact your legislators: Tell them to save UW by accepting federal funds for BadgerCare!

Thank you for signing the pledge. Now, here are two simple steps to ensure your voice is heard on this critical issue.

Step 1: Choose your talking points to help you make your case to your legislators.  There are two sets of talking points: one for Republicans and one for Democrats.

If your legislator(s) is a Republican:

  • My name is _____________ and I live in  _______________.

  • I’m very concerned about the proposed cuts to the UW system…

    • NOTE: If you’re personally connected to the UW system, share how (ex. I’m an alumni, I work at a UW institution, my son/daughter attends ________, etc)

  • I urge Senator/Representative ____________ to take the federal funds for Medicaid as a practical alternative to cutting the UW system because...

    • The state would actually save more money by accepting these funds for BadgerCare (independent researchers estimate a savings of $315 million)

  • Thank them for their time.

If your legislator(s) is a Democrat:

  • My name is _____________ and I live in  _______________.

  • I’m very concerned about the proposed cuts to the UW system...

    • NOTE: If you’re personally connected to the UW system, share how (ex. I’m an alumni, I work at a UW institution, my son/daughter attends ________, etc)

  • I encourage Senator/Representative _______________ to be even more outspoken about taking the BadgerCare money and save the state $315 million instead of cutting the UW system.

  • I urge Senator/Representative  _______________ to continue to push their colleagues on the other side of the aisle to take the federal funds for BadgerCare as a way to prevent the drastic cuts to the UW system

  • Thank them for their time.


Step 2: Click here to Find your Legislator and contact them today!

After you call your legislators, email us here and share your experience with us!

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