Wisconsin Literacy Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Wisconsin Literacy provides support, training, and advocacy to adult and family literacy programs.

Lobbying Interests:
Funding to support adult and family literacy. Policy related to readability standards for public documents.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
ME
Michele Erikson
211 S Paterson St, Suite 170
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-1655
michele@wisconsinliteracy.org
http://www.wisconsinliteracy.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michele Erikson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 2/4/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Budget Bill Subjects

Governor
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Governor

Notification Date
3/29/2021
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.

Comments
WI Literacy advocated to the Governor's office for funding support in the 2021-23 Budget for statewide adult and family literacy services. Also WL is registered for the April 8 Badger Bounceback Listening session on Education

Supporting Documentation
20210329_WI Literacy Ltr to Gov Evers 032421.pdf

https://wisconsinliteracy.org/about/
Miscellaneous Appropriations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Miscellaneous Appropriations

Notification Date
4/29/2021
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.

Comments
WL has reached out to legislators on the JFC to inquire about an appropriation for community-based adult literacy due to the decrease in federal Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funds coming to WI via WTCS.

Supporting Documentation
20210429_Wisconsin Literacy Letter 4.6.21.pdf

http://www.wisconsinliteracy.org

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

The dissemination of federal Adult Education and Family Literacy Act funding through the Wisconsin Technical College System.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The dissemination of federal Adult Education and Family Literacy Act funding through the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/15/2021
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.

Comments
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The CARES act includes funding for Gov. and state educ. agencies to support a variety of educ. needs, especially those focused on adapting services to students to accommodate for the COVID-19 pandemic. WL signed on to a letter to Gov/DPI/legislature.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The CARES act includes funding for Gov. and state educ. agencies to support a variety of educ. needs, especially those focused on adapting services to students to accommodate for the COVID-19 pandemic. WL signed on to a letter to Gov/DPI/legislature.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Comments
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Supporting Documentation
20200402_State funding for adult education the impact of COVID-19.mhtml


Spoke with Education Policy Advisor in Governor Evers Office on state and federal funding streams for adult education, COVID Relief funding and Plain Language professional development.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Spoke with Education Policy Advisor in Governor Evers Office on state and federal funding streams for adult education, COVID Relief funding and Plain Language professional development.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

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.

Comments
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Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$329.70
2022
January - June
$0.00
Total $329.70
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
3.25
2022
January - June
0.00
Total 3.25
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
5.50
2022
January - June
0.00
Total 5.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
25 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 23 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
75 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 80 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

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
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
100 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures

This organization is one of fewer than 10 organizations registered with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission that is exempt from semi-annual reporting of its lobbying hours and expenditures. Instead of the semi-annual report the organization has submitted a written pledge not to spend more than $500 per year on lobbying. This organization is obliged to abide by the same standards of conduct as pertain to other organizations that retain lobbyists and to identify each bill or rule on which it has a lobbying communication.