Join us to advocate on behalf of WAA and its issues in the State Capitol. Meet with your local lawmakers and educate them on WAA issues. Be part of the “Selling in the Round” Auction in the Capitol Rotunda.
This day is to promote relationship building with your LEO’s (Local Elected Officials). Some of our Association members already have strong relationships with the Local Elected Officials, however some also need to enhance or initiate the relationship.
We encourage each of you to schedule an appointment with your Senators and Representatives, (or staff). At 11:45 we will meet in the rotunda and do a brief program about the Auction Industry and some chanting.
This visit is about building relationships between state officials and the auction professional. We look forward to seeing you in Madison
To make the Day on the Hill successful, we encourage you to:
- Clear your calendar for April 18th (and the day before if you need to for travel)
- Contact fellow auctioneers in your area to encourage participation (possible carpool)
- Contact your Representative’s office to let them know that the WAA will be visiting Madison
- Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you will participate in the event.
FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/MyElectedOfficials
2019 Day on the Hill Recap
11 WAA members attended the 2019 annual WAA Day on the Hill event at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, WI on April 18, 2019. Each year, the goal of this day is to make connections with our Wisconsin representatives and meet face-to-face to remind them that the auction industry is strong and flourishing in the state of Wisconsin. Given the primary focus of the current legislative session is based around the state budget, our goal was to bring up current issues Wisconsin auctioneers are facing and create connections with our legislators.
Our members even got to meet WI Governor, Tony Evers, as he presented a commendation for the Thiel Family and their 100 years in the auction business in the state of Wisconsin. The Day the Hill activities wrapped up with a short presentation in the State Capitol Rotunda, where the WAA President, Jeff Hines, presented on the mission of the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association followed by a brief bid calling demonstration to an audience of around 40 state legislative representatives, staffers, employees, touring groups and more.