Advocacy Focus Statement

SFTA is committed to advancing programs and policies that align with our mission, vision, and purpose through an advocacy effort focused on raising awareness about the critical need for public investments in family support services and the early care and education system.

SFTA & United Way of Wisconsin Advocacy Day

During the month of April, SFTA and the United Way of Wisconsin collaboratively organize and host our annual Advocacy Day at the Capital in Madison. This is an opportunity for staff from SFTA Member agencies (CCR&Rs and FRCS) and local United Way agencies to gather together and meet with state legislators to communicate the importance of supporting the early childhood and family support field.  Attendees meet one on one with their local legislative office to share the impact their agency and services have on families in their community.

Advocacy Day 2023

Advocacy Day 2023 Video

Share your Stories!

When planning Advocacy Day, we believe it’s essential to hear from people throughout the state of Wisconsin and have the opportunity to share their stories. If you have been affected by child care deserts throughout the state, high cost of care, or anything early childhood or family support related, we invite you to share your story in the comment section below. Your story can help us better understand the challenges that families face when it comes to accessing quality child care, family support, and early childhood education, and we can work together to address these issues.

11 + 13 =

Advocacy Resources

  • Nonprofit VOTE
    • Resources for nonprofits to engage the people they serve in voting, elections, and advocacy.
  • MyVote Wisconsin
    • View upcoming elections, request an absentee ballot, update your voter information, register to vote, and more.