Legislative Advocacy, Fall 2004
In the fall of 2004, in an effort to influence the 2005-06 legislative session, Greater Wisconsin Committee ran advocacy campaigns in targeted areas of the state. We focused on legislative priorities, including tax fairness, health care availability and accessibility, and women’s reproductive rights.
We chose four Senate target areas and four Assembly target areas. We used top notch polling and research to craft our messages and utilized television, radio, newspaper ads, mail and a coordinated field canvass to deliver these messages to the general public.
We coordinated our activities with a broad range of organizations working on issue advocacy and worked with them to develop common themes and messages.
Statewide Advocacy 2006
During 2006, Greater Wisconsin Committee ran advocacy radio and television campaigns on a variety of issues important to our agenda. This was part of our efforts to advance that agenda in the 2007-08 legislative session.
Again, working in coordination with a variety of other progressive organizations, we used professional polling and research to craft effective messages to advance our public policy agenda for Wisconsin.
In particular, we ran numerous ads educating Wisconsinites on where Mark Green stands on critical issues such as ethics and clean government, education and health care, among other issues. We encouraged people to contact Mark Green and express their opinions on his issue positions.
Additionally, we ran similarly aggressive issue advocacy campaigns targeting issue positions of the following individuals:
- Senator Dave Zien
- Senator Ron Brown
- Senator Tom Reynolds
- Racine County Executive Bill McReynolds