It’s been a pleasure to work with agencies in the Make It Work Milwaukee Coalition and Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force to educate policy makers about the importance of the GO Pass and transit to Milwaukee County older adults and people with disabilities, and to work with the Administration on options to continue this important and successful program. There has been broad support from community agencies for a compromise which will allow the GO Pass to continue for those who most need this service, by tying GO Pass eligibility to eligibility for public benefits.

The Milwaukee County Board Finance and Audit Committee will be considering the GO Pass and transit funding later this week and we want to ensure that they hear from the aging and disability community about the importance of these programs.

The attached letter of support from the Make It Work Milwaukee Coalition and Mental Health Task Force will be sent to supervisors later this week. Tom Hlavacek and I are doing our best to personally reach out to the agencies that have been listed in the past to share the letter but we do not have contact information for a few. As has been our agreed upon policy, we are sharing the letter in advance, and if your agency does NOT want to be listed, please ask notify me by 4 PM Tuesday. If we do not hear from an agency, we will include the agency name.

We also invite other agencies to be listed – if your agency would like to be included on this letter of support, please email me by 4 PM Tuesday with your agency name as it should be listed – thank you!

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director: DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230, Milwaukee, WI 53214
414–773–4646 Voice ext 2724
414–773–4647 Fax

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