We, the undersigned organizations and constituents, endorse the Wisconsin Opportunity Act (SB 1045/AB 1145), which aims to provide meaningful policies and investments to reduce poverty and fundamentally improve people’s economic circumstances. This act furthers the goal of addressing the systemic barriers to achieving economic stability by providing housing, health, job training, transportation, and income supports.
SB 1045/AB 1145 is the result of extensive consultation with stakeholders and local communities and features fundamentally sound practices for improving the lives of low and moderate-income households across the state. Enacting and implementing WOA will position our state as a leader in promoting inclusive economic development.
As organizations dedicated to addressing poverty and promoting economic opportunity and security for all Wisconsinites, we strongly support passage of this critical piece of legislation.
We urge you to pass SB 1045/AB 1145.
CAP Services, Inc
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council
Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin
Forward Community Investments
Foundation for Rural Housing, Inc.
Indianhead Community Action Agency
Lakeshore CAP, Inc. of Wisconsin
North Central Community Action Program, Inc.
Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency
Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency, Inc.
Social Development Commission
Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP)
Stronger Together Fox Valley
West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc (West CAP)
Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP)
Wisconsin Council of Churches
Invest in Wisconsin LLC
Friends of Recovery Inc.
Wisconsin Apartment Association
Wisconsin Association of Mobility Managers
Wisconsin Association of Taxicab Owners
Wisconsin Coordinated Transportation Cooperative
Wisconsin Specialized Medical Vehicle Association
Wisconsin Coalition Against Homelessness
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups