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Urgent Action Needed: Common School Funds in Jeopardy

Common School Funds, used to purchase library books and other instructional materials, are in jeopardy. Two bills – Senate Bill 713 and its companion bill Assembly Bill 857 – were introduced on Monday that would end the Common School Fund as we know it.

What can you do?

  • Contact your state Senator or state Representative today and ask them to oppose Senate Bill 713 and Assembly Bill 857.
  • If you live in Senate District 13, call Sen. Fitzgerald’s office at 608-266-5660 and ask him to oppose Senate Bill 713.  You can call our representative, Rep. Kleefisch, at  608-266-8551 and ask him to oppose Assembly Bill 857.  You can add one of the above concerns or any personal concerns of your own as talking points, or you can simply leave a message stating your opposition.  The important thing is to make a phone call stating your request.
  • If you are not sure who your legislators are, you can look them up here:
  • You can also send an email to your legislator.  The email addresses of members of the Wisconsin Legislature all have the same format. For members of the Assembly, the form is ; for members of the Senate, the form is

More information and a sample email to send can be found here.

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