View Congress Member / Senator

Name: Mark Pocan
Position: House (WI, 2)
Party: Democrat

Staffer: Alicia Molt
Telephone: 202-225-2906
Address: 1421 Longworth House Office Building

Number of Contacts: 7 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes

Message and Talking Points


Marilee Adamski-Smith writes on 2/05/2019 at 2:27AM:
I started the Wisconsin DIA Phone Campaign on January 21st, just like we did to get Tammy Baldwin to sign onto the DIA last Congress. Every morning I send an email to 74 people in the Wisconsin Disability Network/Community which includes all the Executive Directors and other staff in the 8 CIL???s, Other Wisconsin Disability Organizations, and Advocates with disabilities around the State. I use Mailchimp to send the daily emails because it shows me a report of who opens my emails everyday. On Average 20 people open my daily email. In the daily email I give them everything (phone numbers and point of contact/staff for each office and a different message regarding the DIA bill) that they need for them to make the calls to all the Wisconsin Legislators that are not signed on the DIA Bill yet. My hope is that they all are making calls every day. In the daily email, I also ask them to report back to me so I can record any new news in here. A few people report back to me. When there is anything significant I will post again.

Marilee Adamski-Smith writes on 2/05/2019 at 1:18AM:
Leslie Zelenko emailed us (Mike and I) on January 30th, 2019. In the email, Leslie states that she added Rep. Pocan as a cosponsor to H.R. 555 today, not sure when he will officially be listed on as a cosponsor, but wanted to let you all know.

Marilee Adamski-Smith writes on 2/05/2019 at 1:14AM:
On January 26th, 2019 - ADAPT members Roxan Perez, Joseph and I from Southeastern Wisconsin ADAPT/Central Wisconsin ADAPT and Mike Bachhuber of Madison ADAPT went to Rep. Pocan's Town Hall Meeting in Madison. I was able to speak to Rep. Pocan directly. First we thanked him for cosponsoring the DIA in the last Congress, and asked him if he would cosponsor it in this Congress? He said "Our policy is that if you were a sponsor of a bill before there is still a slight review process, but I would be shocked if I didn???t sponsor it again, if I sponsored previously." He also said "I will assure you that we will get back to you this week with an answer, and my guess you will be very happy that we are back on it."

Marilee Adamski-Smith writes on 2/05/2019 at 12:57AM:
ADAPT members - Joseph and I went to Rep. Pocan's office on January 16th the day after the DIA reintroduction event - The Civil Rights/Disability Rights staff, Leslie Zelenko, was able to meet with us and she said that since Pocan was signed on to the bill last congress there shouldn???t be a problem for him to sign on again, but would have to look at the bill more closely because now that Democrats are in the majority, the bill could become law. (So in other words... They signed on in the last Congress just to please us and get us to stop bugging them, because they didn't think it would become law. Now that it is close to becoming law, they have to look at it better. Why does our Civil Rights, need to be "looked at more closely"?) We left information about the DIA and said we will follow up.

Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Alicia Molt ( asking whether Representative Pocan would be an initial co-sponsor of DIA if elected to the next Congress.

Bruce Darling writes on 5/17/2017 at 4:45PM:
On May 17th, ADAPT members - as part of the Spring Action Hill Day - provided the office with information about the Disability Integration Act and asked that the Member of Congress cosponsor this legislation.

Stephanie Woodward writes on 4/13/2016 at 11:02AM:
On April 13, 2016 ADAPT members - as part of the Spring Action Hill Day - provided the office with information about the Disability Integration Act which has already been introduced in the US Senate and asked that the Member of Congress become initial cosponsor this legislation in the House.

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