On September 20, 2017, AHEC supporters from across the state of Wisconsin gathered in Madison to participate in AHEC Day at the Capitol. AHEC Day at the Capitol brings together program participants, partners, board members, and AHEC supporters from across the state to share their AHEC stories with Wisconsin legislators.
The day began with training and the basics of advocacy. Regional groups had time to craft their message and practice sharing their stories. Following lunch, groups visited elected officials and their staff. Laura Pettersen, Executive Director for SRAHEC, Jordan Gaal, senior UW-Madison, Sarah Hannon, senior Bangor High School visited with Senator Howard Marklein, Sentaor Jennifer Shilling, Representative Travis Tranel, and Representative Steve Doyle's offices.