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WI Hearing Scheduled for our $3M SCI Bill - Call Today!

Good news - our $3M SCI Research Grant bill (SB27) has been given a hearing in the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Health this Wednesday, March 1st!

Senate Committee members will hear testimony in support of our bill and vote on whether or not it moves forward. 

Please contact these 3 Senators today and ask them to vote in support of our $3M SCI Research Grant Bill (SB27).

  • Senator Patrick Testin (R - Stevens Point)
    (608) 266-3123 |
  • Senator Mary Felzkowski (R - Irma)
    (608) 266-2509 |
  • Senator André Jacque (R - DePere)
    (608) 266-3512 |

When you contact these Senators, you should say something like this: 

Dear [Senator Name Here],

My name is ____  ______, and I [have a spinal cord injury / am family/friend of someone with a spinal cord injury]. Please vote in support of our Spinal Cord Injury Research Grant Bill (SB27) at the Health Committee hearing this Wednesday, March 1st.

This is a smart, efficient bill that would:

  • Keep the funds in Wisconsin
  • Allow SCI Community members like me to help decide what research gets funded
  • Cap indirect costs at 8% (ie no bloated admin costs)

This legislation will get SCI research out of the lab and into people like [me/my family/friend]. We desperately need this bill to be heard and passed this session. Our community can’t wait!

Once you’re done contacting those Senators, please call Senators Carpenter, Cabral-Guevara, and Hesselbein and thank them for pledging to vote for our bill in the upcoming health committee hearing.

  • Senator Rachael Cabral-Guevara (R - Appleton)
    (608) 266-0718 |
  • Senator Dianne H. Hesselbein (D - Middleton)
    (608) 266-6670 |
  • Senator Tim Carpenter (D - Milwaukee)
    (608) 266-8535 |

We need as many people as possible to contact these senators so that our bill passes out of their committee and moves forward.

Please contact these legislators today - no matter where you live - and tell them to support SB27!