Badger Advocates' Mission Statement

Badger Advocates, Inc., is a section 501(c)4 advocacy organization. It was created independently from the University of Wisconsin­Madison and its supporting organizations. It exists to advocate in the interests of improving and expanding support for the campus in the state of Wisconsin and among elected officials.

Badger Advocates Board members, supporters, and stakeholders recognize the importance of UW­Madison to our state and our nation, and they are committed to ensuring that it has the resources necessary to be successful in fulfilling its mission. Badger Advocates will amplify the voices that support UW­Madison to positively influence elected, appointed, corporate and community leaders, and other citizens of the state.

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How to create a new entrepreneurial spirit in Wisconsin

How to create a new entrepreneurial spirit in Wisconsin by John Neis and Cory Nettles: (Cory Nettles is on the Badger Advocates Board Of Directors)The Wisconsin Idea — the concept that the knowledge and innovations from the ...

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Major Economic Engine in Wisconsin

Statement from Matt Kussow, Executive Director of Badger Advocates: "The recent economic analysis on Foxconn released by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (MMAC) indicates an $18 return for every $1 invested by Wisconsin taxpayers.  If ...

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Badger Advocates supports UW wage increase

The proposal is indicative of a stronger state economy and an opportunity to help close a growing wage gap with peer institutions. 

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UW-Madison graduate programs ranked high by U.S. News & World Report

UW-Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”

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Badger Advocates is a direct connection to your state representative and senator, and other important political leaders.  Sign up for our E-Newsletter and get the latest on developments at the State Capitol that could impact the UW, the campus community and/or our fellow Alumni.