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 Here's what YOU can do to support assisted living in Wisconsin!

Invite candidates to meet with residents

It's a fact that seniors vote, and most candidates would jump at the chance to meet and greet with them in your facility. Not only does it raise the profile of your facility and your residents in their mind, but it makes a great activity program as well! A list of all candidates registered with contact information is available on the State Elections Board website.

Help residents get registered to vote

Although we do have same-day registration in Wisconsin, it will make things much easier if residents are registered in advance. They will need to have available acceptable proof of residence, which can include a photo ID or a copy of their lease/contract. You can find registration information and forms on the State Elections Board website.

If they are going to vote absentee, you will need to have them registered and request an absentee ballot by 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election.

Drive residents to the polls

Facilities with transportation capability should organize trips to the polling place on election day -- in fact, most do so already. This is another great way to provide an activity for your residents.

Here's what YOU can do to support assisted living in Wisconsin!

Call Legislators

We need you to call legislators and let them know how crucial it is not to leave providers and consumers in the lurch while we wait for Family Care.

If you are unsure who represents you, visit http://www.legis.wisconsin.gov to look up your legislators or call WALA at 608/288-0246.

What To Say

When making calls, be polite and brief. Legislative staffers need to know two things: who you are and what you want them to do. Identify yourself and the facility/company you represent. In a few sentences, describe the action your legislator should take and why they should do it.

The staffer should then ask for your address. Give both your facility/company's address and your home address.

If the staffer has questions about what you're asking, have them call WALA at 608/288-0246 for details. Be sure to thank them for their time.

Once You Are Finished

In order for us to track calls, please e-mail Sarah Bass at sbass@ewala.orgor call 608/288-0246 and let us know which legislators you have contacted.

Take Action To Support Assisted Living-Make These Calls NOW!

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