As part of the Wisconsin Main Street Agenda project, this fall the La Follette School co-hosted four public forums throughout the state to discuss the issues that were most important to voters leading up to the 2022 midterm elections. Each event featured a panel of La Follette faculty who shared their research expertise and a panel of community members who discussed the issues that most concern them—ranging from health and climate to inflation, the economy, and financial security. A survey of Wisconsinites, which received 2,323 responses from citizens throughout the state, informed the focus of each town hall.
In addition to the town hall meetings, La Follette School students and faculty had the opportunity to discuss policy issues through visits from Congressman Jamie Raskin, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, election forecaster Nate Silver, and longtime NBC Justice correspondent Pete Williams.