Advocacy - Statewide Efforts
WEMTA maintains a legislative agenda each year to organize and focus our work. Each year, the Board creates and passes this agenda. Our most recent agenda, passed in December 2017, may be found here.
The (State of Wisconsin) Legislature recognizes:
(a) The importance of free access to knowledge, information and diversity of ideas by all residents of this state;
(b) The critical role played by public, school, special and academic libraries in providing that access;
(c) The major educational, cultural, and economic asset that is represented in the collective knowledge and information resources of the State's libraries;
(d) The importance of public libraries to the democratic process; and
(e) That the most effect use of library resources in this state can occur only through interlibrary cooperation among all types of libraries and the effective use of technology.
State Statute §43.001
For legislative infomation contact:
Blumenfeld & Associates LLC
Web sites with information on State legislators and legislative activities include:
Who is running for election: http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/candidates-on-ballot
Who is your state representative: http://waml.legis.state.wi.us
What legislation is being considered: http://www.legis.state.wi.wu/intro_list.htm
Common School Fund information: http://bcpl.wisconsin.gov (background information) and http://dpi.wi.gov/sfs/comsch.html