Training starts today for Superior Days, the grassroots citizen lobbying effort bringing residents from Northwestern Wisconsin to Madison.
Organizers say the event, now in it's 27th year, is crucial to the city of Superior in continuing a strong relationship with state partners.
They expect a diverse group of participants representing 6 Northern Wisconsin counties, and welcome as many people as possible to join the effort.
Legislative issues Superior Days hopes to tackle include the Mining Permitting & Reclamation Legislation as well as the Highway 2 Expansion Study. Superior Days Coordinator, Fariba Pendleton, says training is essential for those interested in attending the Capitol at the end of the month.
"We're bringing the entire 200 or so delegation together so that they're all comfortable and ready for their lobbing effort. They're not professional lobbyists. They are citizens just like you and I who are concerned about their communities."
Tonight's Superior Days Training Meeting at the UW-Superior Yellow jacket Union is mandatory for all participants.