Join the League Lobby Team

As an elected or appointed municipal official, you can advocate for your municipality by joining the League’s Lobby Team.  

Capitol Lobby Days are held three to four times during the Legislature's two-year legislative session. On Lobby Day, League staff brief the Lobby Team prior to Capitol meetings and provide memos on League priorities. See the Lobby Team mileage and hotel reimbursement policy below. 

As part of the team, you'll also be invited to participate in behind the scenes interactive political briefings provided by webinar. 

Sign Up to Join the Team

Fill out the sign up form to join the Lobbying Team. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Sumi at 608-267-4477 or via email.

Why join the Lobby Team? Watch this video to learn from Team Members why you should add your voice to the League's Advocacy & Lobby Team.

2017 Lobby Days

Recap:  November 1, 2017
After a briefing by Curt Witynski, League Lobby Team members headed to the Capitol for their meetings with Legislators. They also took the opportunity to register on several bills that were being heard that day and attended a media conference announcing the formation of Assembly Ways and Means Committee subcommittees.  At lunch, Rep. David Steffens received his League Legislative Champion Award and addressed the Team on municipal issues.  

Recap:  May 10, Municipal Government & Utility Day
(Lobby Day & Legislative Luncheon)

Municipal Government & Utility Day was a collaborative effort powered by the League, the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (MEUW), Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA), Wisconsin Water Association (WWA), The Wisconsin Transportation Development Association, and Municipal Environmental Group Water and Wastewater Divisions.

Recap:  February 15, League Lobby Day 
The League's Lobby Team held more than 100 meetings at the Capitol.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos spoke to the team about the need for the Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign a long-term sustainable solution to the state's chronic transportation shortfall. Rep. John Macco, Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, discussed his committee's project of reviewing Wisconsin's state and local tax structure at the Lobby Day Luncheon. 

Lobby Team Travel Expenses Reimbursed

The League reimburses you for mileage expenses and will also reimburse one night’s lodging and meals if you travel more than 400 miles round trip to attend Lobby Day.  

reimbursement form (PDF) with receipts for lodging and meals must be submitted to the League.  

Take Action

You can advocate for your community by contacting your Legislators. Click through and your Legislators are identified for you. We make it easy for you by providing a message that you can customize. Take 
action. (Please note: we pick our battles. This link will only work when there is an active campaign.) 

Sign Up to Join the Team

Fill out the sign up form to join the Lobbying Team. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Sumi at 608-267-4477 or via email.
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