Joint Finance Committee Budget Testimony
It's time to come together on the state budget. Please take a minute to help!
Our aim is to coordinate JFC testimony to make sure all issues are covered, prepare for turnout and amplify the message of our testimony -- whether you intend to testify IN PERSON (at a public hearing) or in WRITING or through VIDEO TESTIMONY.
The Public Hearings of the Joint Finance Committee on the 2019-2021 state budget will be held:
Friday, April 5 – Janesville
Wednesday, April 10 - Oak Creek
Monday, April 15 – River Falls
Wednesday, April 24 – Green Bay
If you are unavailable to testify in person on the day of your area's hearing there are still many ways to legislators know where you stand on the budget, participate in local auctions, and amplify our message. Please fill out the entire form.
Note: This form is not official registration to testify at the hearings. This form is intended for participants of Budget Action Workshops and others who are interested in joining forces with other advocates at and beyond the hearings. This work is cosponsored by the Wisconsin Public Education Network, the ACLU of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Voices and the Wisconsin Leadership Development Project.
Which hearing is in your area?
Friday, April 5 - Janesville - Pontiac Convention Center
Wednesday, April 10 - Oak Creek Community Center
Monday, April 15- UW-River Falls
Wednesday, April 24 - UW-Green Bay
Do you plan to attend that hearing in person (either to testify or support others)?
Yes, and I will testify
Yes, but I do not intend to testify orally
No, I am not available to attend
I pledge to... (check all that apply)
Testify in person at a JFC hearing
Submit testimony electronically or by hard copy either as a video or written testimony ( Testimony can be emailed to
with subject heading TESTIMONY FOR 2019-2021 BUDGET)
In addition to the JFC, I will email my testimony to my own state senator and representative.
Support others by standing in solidarity as they speak.
Bring a carload of people with me to the hearing (either to speak or support)
Check in at the GO PUBLIC table when I arrive at the hearing and drop off a copy of my testimony
Would you like to join your local budget advocacy team to help support additional budget advocacy efforts (beyond testimony)?
Main Policy Area of Concern in the 2019-2021 Budget
Fair Maps (Nonpartisan Redistricting)
Specific Policy Ask - What are your specific budget requests or priorities? (if known)
Testimony Outline: What is your personal story connecting surrounding your policy ask? (Be as detailed as you wish here, if you would like to type out your testimony word for word as an example, that would be helpful! We will be collecting testimony at the hearings and by email as well).
We have volunteers trained to provide testimony feedback, coaching, issue area consultation, and practice with delivery. Please let us know if you would like to schedule an appointment (online, by email, by phone or in person) with one of these Testimony Coaches.
YES! I would love some coaching or feedback on my testimony. Please contact me.
Comments/Questions/Anything else you'd like us to know
For budget updates, sample testimony, and more, visit Wisconsin Public Education Network's Budget HQ page: http://www.wisconsinnetwork.org/blog/budget
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