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Our Voice

It's happening! Earlier this week, WI Assembly Speaker Robin Vos heard our community’s appeals and referred our SCI Research Grant Bill AB19 onto the Assembly floor for a vote. Late last night, just before midnight (with reports from John Martinson up in the gallery), we watched our bill receive a near unanimous vote of support after a beautiful speech by Rep. Jimmy Anderson, who has a spinal cord injury and has worked with us from...

Legislative politics often moves way too slow. But sometimes, miraculously, everything can change in a single day. That’s what’s happening in Wisconsin right now, thanks to your ongoing attention and pressure. Just yesterday, we got word that our bill is close to a final vote without being scheduled by the JFC (where it is still being held up by Rep. Mark Born). Turns out that the Assembly Speaker, Robin Vos, can introduce our bill through a little-known...

Today we’re talking with Dr. Kajana Satkunendrarajah. Kajana is an associate professor and researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is also an ally of our legislative efforts in Wisconsin to pass an SCI Research Grant bill there. We discuss Dr. Satkunendrarajah’s NIH R01 grant submission to study her lab's recent discovery of cervical level neurons connected to...

With less than two weeks left in the 2023-24 Wisconsin legislative session (Feb. 22nd tentative deadline), our efforts to pass an SCI Research Grant bill (AB19/SB27) in the Badger State are coming down to the wire. Since we began our advocacy work in Wisconsin in 2018, this is the farthest our bill has made it through the legislative process. Right now, we only have one more hurdle to overcome: for the bill to be put on the Joint Finance Committee’s schedule and receive...