MADISON – Yesterday, State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa), State Representative Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg), Representative Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) and State Senator Jeff Smith (D-Eau Claire) introduced the “Universal Changing Stations” bill, LRB-3453, that would install adult sized changing stations in certain buildings and create a tax credit for small businesses to install these stations. Today, Rep. Vining is asking for families and residents across the state to share their stories about why Wisconsin needs Universal Changing Stations:
“I am so thrilled by the positive feedback we have received for our Universal Changing Stations legislation. People in my district and across the state have shared their stories with us about why this legislation matters, and we are looking forward to hearing even more.
“One mom shared that for her son, it means dignity, safety, mobility and inclusion. It means he is a part of society, with needs and rights to exist in the same space as everyone else. Another said that the choice is to change their child on the bathroom floor, leave an establishment, or not even bother going out at all. With universal changing stations, they can be included in everyday life.”
“Tell us what these changing stations would mean to you, your family, and your loved ones — why do we need to make Wisconsin more accessible?”
Contact Rep. Vining at [email protected]. Rep. Vining represents the 14th Assembly District, which includes parts of Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and Milwaukee. For more information, visit Rep. Vining’s website here.