Community Advocates, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Reducing poverty, mitigating the negative side-effects of poverty, and improving the employment, income, housing, and health care of low-income Milwaukeeans, including improving the criminal justice system.

Lobbying Interests:
poverty, homelessness, housing, energy, utilities, health care, Badger Care, health insurance exchanges, ACA implementation, mental health treatment policy, addiction treatment policy, domestic violence, disability, taxation, Earned Income Tax Credit, children, community justice, employment, transitional jobs, criminal justice system reform, including including alternatives to incarceration such as deferred prosecution or diversion and reentry programs

Title:
Director

Contact
RC
Robert Cherry
728 N James Lovell Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 270-2953
(414) 270-2971
robertc@communityadvocates.net
http://www.communityadvocates.net

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michael Bare Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/28/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
David Riemer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/28/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Conor Williams Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/28/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Joint Resolution 79
Assembly Joint Resolution 79
Relating to: requiring a supermajority for passage of tax increase legislation (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/20/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Joint Resolution 81
Assembly Joint Resolution 81
Relating to: application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for a convention for proposing amendments relating to a balanced budget.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/20/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Children and Families: Economic Support and Childcare
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Economic Support and Childcare

Notification Date
3/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Preserve and expand Wisconsin's Transitional Jobs program

Supporting Documentation
20130328_104110_8 Things About TJs 1-13.pdf

Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Benefits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Benefits

Notification Date
3/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Expand eligibility for BadgerCare benefits to all newly eligible persons as defined in the Affordable Care Act up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level

Supporting Documentation
20130328_104502_SBC - Improve BC Plan FactSheet 3.5.2013.pdf

Revenue: Agencywide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Agencywide

Notification Date
3/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Preserve and restore Wisconsin's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Supporting Documentation
20130328_104253_Eight Reasons to Restore the State EITC.doc

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

The enrollment of uninsured low-income Wisconsinites in the state's BadgerCare program or health insurance coverage provided by the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The enrollment of uninsured low-income Wisconsinites in the state's BadgerCare program or health insurance coverage provided by the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/31/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Expand BadgerCare eligibility to newly eligible adults up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Expand BadgerCare eligibility to newly eligible adults up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Supporting Documentation
20130328_103958_SBC - Improve BC Plan FactSheet 3.5.2013.pdf


Save and preserve Wisconsin's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Save and preserve Wisconsin's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Supporting Documentation
20130328_103846_Eight Reasons to Restore the State EITC.doc


Preserve and expand Wisconsin's Transitional Jobs program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Preserve and expand Wisconsin's Transitional Jobs program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Supporting Documentation
20130328_103656_8 Things About TJs 1-13.pdf


Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$7,691.36
2013
July - December
$2,300.10
2014
January - June
$1,877.35
2014
July - December
$1,772.17
Total $13,640.98
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
82.00
2013
July - December
32.25
2014
January - June
18.00
2014
July - December
20.50
Total 152.75
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
73.50
2013
July - December
22.00
2014
January - June
24.25
2014
July - December
13.50
Total 133.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
20 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 11 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
35 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 19 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
45 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 24 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
15 %
Total 5 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
30 %
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 10 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
30 %
2014
January - June
25 %
2014
July - December
15 %
Total 11 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
35 %
2014
January - June
35 %
2014
July - December
60 %
Total 19 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures