Library Legislative Day

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Best Western Inn on the Park
Madison, WI

Information to make your visit with legislators a success!

  1. LIbrary Legislative Day Program Agenda
  2. Summary of Budget Priorities
  3. Wisconsin Libraries Keep Communities Strong
  4. CUWL Infographic
  5. WLA Legislative Agenda
  6. Do's and Don'ts of Communicating with Your Legislators
  7. Legislative Timeline and Budget Process
  8. How to Talk to a Legislator
  9. Capitol Map
  10. 25th Anniversary of ADA
  11. The Return of Library Materials
  12. Restaurant Guide

Legislative Day Agenda:

7:30 a.m.                       Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   Program and Briefing

  • Welcome by Plumer Lovelace, WLA Executive Director, and John Pollitz, WLA President
  • Remarks by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers 
  • Remarks by Senate Minority Caucus Vice-Chair Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma)
  • Report from the WLA Library Development and Legislative Committee (Kathy Pletcher and Kris Adams Wendt)
  • Remarks by Assembly Majority Leader Representative Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna)
  • Legislative briefing and tips for successful advocacy (Tony Driessen and Michael Blumenfeld)

10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Visits to Legislators 

Hotel Accommodations

Rooms are available at the Best Western Inn on the Park, 22 South Carroll Street. Call 800.279.8811 OR 608.285.8000 to make reservations. Please identify yourself as being part of the "Wisconsin Library Association Library Legislative Day 2015 Block."

Rooms are $94 (1-4 people) or $114 for suites, plus tax of 14.5%. Cutoff for hotel rooms was January 17; however, call the hotel as there may be rooms available.


Some parking is available onsite at the host hotel, or park in a city ramp.


Who should I register to visit on Library Legislative Day? 

Verify your senate and assembly districts at the Wisconsin Government website here


How do I learn more about my legislators? 

Find your legislators on the State Assembly and State Senatepages by clicking on “Representatives” or “Senators” for a listing, then “details” under their photos to access individual biographical information, their websites and district maps.  Clicking on “historical information” under the photo of a returning legislator will lead to a page where archived information on the previous (2013-2014) session may be found regarding the bills that individual helped introduce and votes taken.  



The following lists contain the current data for the 2015-17 session, courtesy of The Wheeler Report website.  Any additions, updates, or changes will be published as they become available. 


Senator Listing.

Alphabetic Senator Listing.

District Senator Listing.

Senate Committee Listing.

Complete Senate Listings. (Senators, office numbers, committee assignments)



Assembly Listing.

Alphabetic Assembly Listing.

District Assembly Listing.

Assembly Committee Listing.

Complete Assembly Listing. (Representatives, office numbers, committee assignments)