Wisconsin Council of Churches

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Council of Churches (WCC) is a network of Christian churches and faith-based organizations committed to working together across our many differences. Exercising holy imagination, we help one another make courageous choices that lead toward peacemaking, social and economic justice for Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents, the vitality of the church, and the well-being of our neighbors. The Council connects 20 Christian traditions, which have within them approximately 2,000 congregations and over one million church members.

Lobbying Interests:
Human services issues affecting low income families, church-state relations, racial disparities, policing, immigration, firearm violence, health care and pandemic response, voting rights, issues affecting Native American tribes and communities, criminal justice issues, and environmental concerns.

Title:
Justice and Witness Coordinator

Contact
PB
Peter Bakken
30 W. Mifflin Street, Suite 602
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 837-3108
(608) 837-3038
bakken@wichurches.org
http://www.wichurches.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Peter Bakken Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 6/30/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Kerri L Parker Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 6/30/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/26/2021
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
We oppose: limiting DHS/local health officers' authority to limit gatherings in houses of worship and other places; prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine mandates by employers, DHS, or local health officers; limiting scope of a public health emergency order.
Assembly Bill 5
Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: facilitating and prioritizing COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/26/2021
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
While this bill seeks to speed up vaccinations, the real issue appears to be lack of supply and shortage of workforce to administer. We also oppose Amendment 1 limiting vaccination of inmates.
Assembly Bill 24
Assembly Bill 24
Relating to: closure of and forbidding gatherings in places of worship.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/3/2021
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
Concern for religious freedom and congregations’ longing to gather for worship must be weighed against the deadly seriousness of our situation, the need to respect science, and the temptation to abuse our freedom to the detriment of others.
Supporting Documentation
20210303_AB 24 Testimony from Wisconsin Council of Churches.pdf

https://www.wichurches.org/2020/03/11/coronavirus/
Assembly Bill 55
Assembly Bill 55
Relating to: incorporating the Holocaust and other genocides into the state model social studies standards and requiring instruction on the Holocaust and other genocides. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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.
https://wichurches.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/LovingOurNeighbors.pdf
Assembly Bill 170
Assembly Bill 170
Relating to: election observers and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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 Bill 173
Assembly Bill 173
Relating to: private resources used for election administration, appointment of election officials, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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 Bill 177
Assembly Bill 177
Relating to: returning absentee ballots to the office of the municipal clerk.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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 Bill 178
Assembly Bill 178
Relating to: applications for absentee ballots. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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 Bill 179
Assembly Bill 179
Relating to: absentee voting in certain residential care facilities and retirement homes and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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 Bill 180
Assembly Bill 180
Relating to: status as an indefinitely confined voter for purposes of receiving absentee ballots automatically and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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 Bill 192
Assembly Bill 192
Relating to: the secure delivery of absentee ballots and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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 Bill 194
Assembly Bill 194
Relating to: actions for violations of elections laws.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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 Bill 198
Assembly Bill 198
Relating to: defects on absentee ballot certificates, certain kinds of election fraud, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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 Bill 201
Assembly Bill 201
Relating to: absentee ballot applications, unsolicited mailing or transmission of absentee ballot applications and absentee ballots, canvassing absentee ballots, electronic voter registration, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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 Bill 279
Assembly Bill 279
Relating to: participation in a riot and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/20/2021
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 Bill 321
Assembly Bill 321
Relating to: the possession of a firearm by a person who has committed a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/10/2021
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 Bill 395
Assembly Bill 395
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/2/2021
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 Bill 411
Assembly Bill 411
Relating to: anti-racism and anti-sexism pupil instruction and anti-racism and anti-sexism training for employees of school districts and independent charter schools. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/12/2021
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.
https://wichurches.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/StatementonInstitutionalRacismandRacialJustice.pdf
Assembly Bill 413
Assembly Bill 413
Relating to: anti-racism and anti-sexism student instruction and anti-racism and anti-sexism training for employees at the University of Wisconsin System and the Technical College System. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/12/2021
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 Bill 414
Assembly Bill 414
Relating to: anti-racism and anti-sexism training for employees of state government and local government. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/6/2021
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 Bill 495
Assembly Bill 495
Relating to: possession of a firearm in a vehicle on school grounds by a person with a license to carry a concealed weapon.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/14/2022
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 Bill 518
Assembly Bill 518
Relating to: reciprocity for out-of-state licenses to carry a concealed weapon.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/14/2022
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 Bill 572
Assembly Bill 572
Relating to: limiting civil liability for firearm, firearm accessory, and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, importers, trade associations, sellers, and dealers.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/13/2021
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 Bill 597
Assembly Bill 597
Relating to: possession of a firearm by a licensee in a place of worship located on the grounds of a private school.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/5/2021
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 Bill 624
Assembly Bill 624
Relating to: legislative redistricting.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/26/2021
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 Bill 625
Assembly Bill 625
Relating to: congressional redistricting.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/26/2021
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 Bill 627
Assembly Bill 627
Relating to: terminating parental rights based on the parent's incarceration. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/29/2021
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 Bill 638
Assembly Bill 638
Relating to: extreme risk protection temporary restraining orders and injunctions and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/22/2021
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 Bill 805
Assembly Bill 805
Relating to: providing state aid to reimburse public and private schools that provide free meals to all pupils for the costs of those meals and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2022
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 Bill 934
Assembly Bill 934
Relating to: disenrollment of ineligible individuals from and redeterminations of eligibility for the Medical Assistance program and database confirmation for public assistance program eligibility. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/7/2022
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 Bill 935
Assembly Bill 935
Relating to: FoodShare work and FoodShare employment and training requirements and drug testing.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/7/2022
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 Bill 936
Assembly Bill 936
Relating to: failure to accept employment to remain eligible for Medical Assistance.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/7/2022
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 Bill 1068
Assembly Bill 1068
Relating to: automatic voter registration, deceptive election practices, voter intimidation and suppression, voter rights, polling place posting and language requirements, election manual requirements, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalt...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/7/2022
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 Bill 1069
Assembly Bill 1069
Relating to: counting individuals confined in state prison to determine population for redistricting purposes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/7/2022
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 Bill 1070
Assembly Bill 1070
Relating to: establishing a plan to register qualified electors who are detained in jail and to allow the electors to vote while detained.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/7/2022
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 Bill 1071
Assembly Bill 1071
Relating to: restoring the right to vote to certain persons barred from voting as a result of a felony conviction, changing the information required on voter registration forms, and changing voting procedure for certain persons who are convicted of felonie...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/7/2022
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 Bill 1145
Assembly Bill 1145
Relating to: housing and homelessness; rental assistance program; indigent civil legal services; workforce development; community action agencies; poverty reports; mental health; economic security; reimbursement for nonemergency medical transportation serv...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/16/2022
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 4
Assembly Joint Resolution 4
Relating to: terminating the COVID-19 public health emergency, including all emergency orders and actions taken pursuant to declaration of the public health emergency.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2021
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 9
Assembly Joint Resolution 9
Relating to: Convention of the States for one or more Constitutional amendments restraining abuses of power by the federal government.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2021
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
The procedures we have used over the past 200 years to amend the Constitution have served us well, but this proposal would begin a risky process which could have unintended consequences beyond what proponents envision.
Assembly Joint Resolution 80
Assembly Joint Resolution 80
Relating to: public policy regarding plans that establish state legislative districts.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/28/2021
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.
Senate Bill 8
Senate Bill 8
Relating to: distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/23/2021
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.
Senate Bill 69
Senate Bill 69
Relating to: incorporating the Holocaust and other genocides into the state model social studies standards and requiring instruction on the Holocaust and other genocides. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 30

For
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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.
https://wichurches.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/LovingOurNeighbors.pdf
Senate Bill 203
Senate Bill 203
Relating to: the secure delivery of absentee ballots and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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.
Senate Bill 204
Senate Bill 204
Relating to: absentee ballot applications, unsolicited mailing or transmission of absentee ballot applications and absentee ballots, canvassing absentee ballots, electronic voter registration, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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.
Senate Bill 205
Senate Bill 205
Relating to: absentee voting in certain residential care facilities and retirement homes and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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.
Senate Bill 206
Senate Bill 206
Relating to: status as an indefinitely confined voter for purposes of receiving absentee ballots automatically and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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.
Senate Bill 207
Senate Bill 207
Relating to: private resources used for election administration, appointment of election officials, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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.
Senate Bill 209
Senate Bill 209
Relating to: returning absentee ballots to the office of the municipal clerk.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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.
Senate Bill 210
Senate Bill 210
Relating to: election observers and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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.
Senate Bill 211
Senate Bill 211
Relating to: applications for absentee ballots. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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.
Senate Bill 212
Senate Bill 212
Relating to: defects on absentee ballot certificates, certain kinds of election fraud, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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.
Senate Bill 213
Senate Bill 213
Relating to: actions for violations of elections laws.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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.
Senate Bill 228
Senate Bill 228
Relating to: the use of alkaline hydrolysis to cremate human remains and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/10/2021
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.
Senate Bill 317
Senate Bill 317
Relating to: the possession of a firearm by a person who has committed a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/10/2021
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.
Senate Bill 389
Senate Bill 389
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/2/2021
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.
Senate Bill 409
Senate Bill 409
Relating to: anti-racism and anti-sexism student instruction and anti-racism and anti-sexism training for employees at the University of Wisconsin System and the Technical College System. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/12/2021
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.
Senate Bill 411
Senate Bill 411
Relating to: anti-racism and anti-sexism pupil instruction and anti-racism and anti-sexism training for employees of school districts and independent charter schools. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/5/2021
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.
https://wichurches.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/StatementonInstitutionalRacismandRacialJustice.pdf
Senate Bill 570
Senate Bill 570
Relating to: limiting civil liability for firearm, firearm accessory, and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, importers, trade associations, sellers, and dealers.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/13/2021
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.
Senate Bill 584
Senate Bill 584
Relating to: possession of a firearm by a licensee in a place of worship located on the grounds of a private school.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/27/2021
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/2020/01/27/addressing-gun-violence/
Senate Bill 595
Senate Bill 595
Relating to: terminating parental rights based on the parent's incarceration. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/29/2021
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.
Senate Bill 619
Senate Bill 619
Relating to: right to carry a weapon in this state. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/15/2021
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.
Senate Bill 621
Senate Bill 621
Relating to: legislative redistricting.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/26/2021
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.
Senate Bill 622
Senate Bill 622
Relating to: congressional redistricting.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/26/2021
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.
Senate Bill 624
Senate Bill 624
Relating to: background checks requirement before transfers of firearms and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/21/2021
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.
Senate Bill 894
Senate Bill 894
Relating to: peer review of administrative rules, comments to proposed statements of scope, and review of proposed groundwater enforcement standards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/14/2022
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.
https://wichurches.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/EnvironmentalJustice-Statement12.07.pdf
Senate Bill 902
Senate Bill 902
Relating to: FoodShare work and FoodShare employment and training requirements and drug testing.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/7/2022
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.
Senate Bill 905
Senate Bill 905
Relating to: disenrollment of ineligible individuals from and redeterminations of eligibility for the Medical Assistance program and database confirmation for public assistance program eligibility. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/7/2022
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.
Senate Bill 912
Senate Bill 912
Relating to: failure to accept employment to remain eligible for Medical Assistance.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/7/2022
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.
Senate Bill 1045
Senate Bill 1045
Relating to: housing and homelessness; rental assistance program; indigent civil legal services; workforce development; community action agencies; poverty reports; mental health; economic security; reimbursement for nonemergency medical transportation serv...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/16/2022
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.
Senate Joint Resolution 3
Senate Joint Resolution 3
Relating to: terminating the COVID-19 public health emergency, including all emergency orders and actions taken pursuant to declaration of the public health emergency.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/22/2021
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
The Governor's mask mandate saves lives. Ending it will cost lives.
https://www.wichurches.org/2020/03/11/coronavirus/
Senate Joint Resolution 8
Senate Joint Resolution 8
Relating to: Convention of the States for one or more Constitutional amendments restraining abuses of power by the federal government.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2021
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.
Senate Joint Resolution 12
Senate Joint Resolution 12
Relating to: applying to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for a convention to propose an amendment establishing term limits for members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States S...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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
Most of our objections to AJR 9 (see supporting document) apply to this resolution as well.
Supporting Documentation
20210304_AJR 9 Testimony by Wisconsin Council of Churches.pdf

Senate Joint Resolution 63
Senate Joint Resolution 63
Relating to: public policy regarding plans that establish state legislative districts.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/28/2021
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

Administration: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Departmentwide

Notification Date
5/6/2021
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
We support Climate Change Initiatives

Children and Families: Children and Family Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Children and Family Services

Notification Date
6/2/2021
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
We support Child Care Strong initiative

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

Notification Date
5/6/2021
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
We support the Child Care Strong Initiative

Corrections: Juvenile Correctional Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Corrections: Juvenile Correctional Services

Notification Date
5/6/2021
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
We support: Juvenile court jurisdiction recommendation to raise the age of adult court jurisdiction from 17 to 18 years of age.

Elections Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Elections Commission

Notification Date
5/6/2021
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
We support: automatic voter registration; modifications of voter ID and residency duration requirements; early canvassing of absentee ballots; in-person absentee voting period extension.

Health Services: Medicaid Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services

Notification Date
5/6/2021
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
We support: Medicaid Expansion

Health Services: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services; Facilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services; Facilities

Notification Date
5/6/2021
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
We support: Regional Crisis Centers and Stabilization Facilities; Emergency Response Collaborative Grants; Milwaukee Crisis Mobile Team; Crisis Intervention Training Grant; Repeal of FoodShare work requirement and FSET drug screening requirement.

Justice
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Justice

Notification Date
5/6/2021
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
We support the provisions for: treatment alternatives and diversion expansion, alternate emergency response, use of force by law enforcement, violence interruption grants, firearm background checks, and extreme risk protection injunctions.

Legislature
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Legislature

Notification Date
5/6/2021
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
We support: Legislative and Congressional Redistricting recommendation

Public Service Commission: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Departmentwide

Notification Date
5/6/2021
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
We support: Focus on Energy program expansion and clean enerby projects low cost debt financing.

Revenue: State and Local Finance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: State and Local Finance

Notification Date
5/6/2021
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
We support: expansion of Earned Income Tax Credit and Homestead Tax Credit

Transportation: Aids
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Aids

Notification Date
7/2/2021
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
We oppose the JFC's budget bill's 50% reduction in funding for Mass Transit Operating Assistance for the Milwaukee County Transit System and Madison Metro Transit.

Workforce Development: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Departmentwide

Notification Date
5/6/2021
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
We support WI Fast Forward green job training

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

providing state aid to reimburse public and private schools that provide free meals to all pupils for the costs of those meals
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
providing state aid to reimburse public and private schools that provide free meals to all pupils for the costs of those meals

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/24/2021
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.

Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/20/2021
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.

Convention of the States for Constitutional amendments
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Convention of the States for Constitutional amendments

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/2/2021
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.

COVID-19 Vaccine distribution
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
COVID-19 Vaccine distribution

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/26/2021
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.

Ownership, transfer and sale of firearms
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Ownership, transfer and sale of firearms

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/11/2021
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
20170126_StatementonNonviolence.pdf


Increasing and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increasing and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/11/2021
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.

Addressing climate change in Wisconsin
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Addressing climate change in Wisconsin

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/11/2021
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.

Increasing the use of energy efficiency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increasing the use of energy efficiency

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/11/2021
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.

Increasing the use of renewable energy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increasing the use of renewable energy

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/11/2021
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.

COVID-19 response, relief and recovery policies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
COVID-19 response, relief and recovery policies

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/11/2021
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.

Protection of voting rights
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Protection of voting rights

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/11/2021
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$27,082.90
2021
July - December
$2,773.44
2022
January - June
$2,896.67
Total $32,753.01
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
1.50
2021
July - December
0.75
2022
January - June
0.00
Total 2.25
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
106.00
2021
July - December
54.00
2022
January - June
26.75
Total 186.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: returning absentee ballots to the office of the municipal clerk.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
3 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: anti-racism and anti-sexism student instruction and anti-racism and anti-sexism training for employees at the University of Wisconsin System and the Technical College System. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: extreme risk protection temporary restraining orders and injunctions and providing a penalty. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: legislative redistricting.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: background checks requirement before transfers of firearms and providing a penalty. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: possession of a firearm by a licensee in a place of worship located on the grounds of a private school.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: anti-racism and anti-sexism pupil instruction and anti-racism and anti-sexism training for employees of school districts and independent charter schools. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
43 %
2022
January - June
12 %
2022
July - December
Total 14 %
Relating to: Convention of the States for one or more Constitutional amendments restraining abuses of power by the federal government.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
14 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: failure to accept employment to remain eligible for Medical Assistance.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
21 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: FoodShare work and FoodShare employment and training requirements and drug testing.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
28 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
3 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
7 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
25 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
94 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 53 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures