Fair Wisconsin Inc.
Founded in 1994, Fair Wisconsin, Inc. is our 501 (c) (4) division, dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of LGBT people through electoral involvement and direct advocacy. This is done through lobbying, legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition-building and electoral involvement. These efforts are designed to educate the general voting public, sensitize the media, promote a politically active and effective organizational membership, and better inform policy makers on issues of concern to our members.
With its own unique Board of Directors, Fair Wisconsin, Inc. is the primary vehicle to advocate for pro-fairness policy changes in Wisconsin, in large part because of our strong relationships with elected officials across the state. We demonstrated the success of our disciplined and reasoned approach with our legislative program supporting domestic partnership protections in 2009.
As a member of the America Votes coalition in Wisconsin, Fair Wisconsin, Inc. is a critical partner in the permanent progressive Wisconsin infrastructure and ensures that the concerns of the LGBT community are represented in the larger progressive community.