[Concord, WI] – On Tuesday, 1848 Project released The Forward Agenda. This comprehensive policy plan identifies more than fifty policy items for the next generation of conservative leadership in Wisconsin to focus on and implement. 1848 Project President Rebecca Kleefisch released the following statement on the release of The Forward Agenda:

“When politicians spend all day in Madison listening to bureaucrats and lobbyists, they forget quickly about the taxpayers. The best policy ideas are delivered to the government by the people and not the other way around. After more than 50 listening sessions throughout Wisconsin and 22 working groups with subject matter experts, today we are excited to release The Forward Agenda as a roadmap for Wisconsin’s future.

“This list is not exhaustive, nor is the 1848 Project finished with this mission. Our group will continue to explore the best solutions for Wisconsinites and provide greater detail about the items contained in The Forward Agenda. We will continue to listen, learn, and lead in our mission to build the conservative movement and better the state of Wisconsin.” 

The Forward Agenda contains a checklist of 56 different policy ideas that are briefly expanded upon within the document, including:

  • Protecting public safety and hiring more police officers
  • Becoming the national leader in health care price transparency – no surprise bills
  • Requiring two bureaucratic rules be repealed for every new rule adopted
  • Guaranteeing parent and taxpayer access to curriculum
  • Banning critical race theory from the classroom
  • Increasing technical and trades training in every high school
  • Moving state agencies out of Madison
  • Banning outside groups from administering elections

The Forward Agenda is the product of months of listening to citizens and taxpayers in communities throughout Wisconsin. Upon completing more than 50 listening sessions, Kleefisch and the 1848 Project team conducted 22 working groups to identify conservative policy solutions to the most discussed problems from the listening sessions. 


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