|State Representative Rob Swearingen|
Participants heard from State Superintendent Tony Evers, State Representative Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander) and State Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) before heading over to the State Capitol to meet with legislators.
Superintendent Evers officially kicked off the event and gave attendees an update on the newly announced plan to upgrade broadband fiber in approximately 300 of the state's public libraries. And Rep. Swearingen and Sen. Shilling both talked about the need for continued investments in broadband technology throughout the state.
|State Senator Jennifer Shilling|
Shilling talked about the importance of libraries in her family as well as in her community. She encouraged member of the library community to get involved in the legislative process and build strong relationships with their legislators.