Press Release

Wisconsin Homeowners Alliance Launches Radio, Mail, Video and Digital Ad Campaign Urging Lawmakers to “Protect Our Piers”

AB 551 / SB 501 were recently introduced in the legislature to clarify the issue and help restore property rights for all waterfront property owners.

By - Jan 13th, 2020 11:33 am
A pier on a Wisconsin lake. Photo from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (CC BY-ND 2.0).

A pier on a Wisconsin lake. Photo from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (CC BY-ND 2.0).

The Wisconsin Homeowners Alliance (WHA) is rolling out a statewide radio, mail, video and digital ad campaign today urging state lawmakers to “Protect our Piers.” For 140 years, Wisconsin property owners had the right to place a pier or dock on their property and enjoy access to Wisconsin’s waterways. A recent court decision could put countless waterfront property owners in jeopardy of losing their piers, because someone else may own the ground under the water.

AB 551 / SB 501 were recently introduced in the legislature to clarify the issue and help restore property rights for all waterfront property owners. This legislation would protect all waterfront property owners by preserving their right to build piers and docks on Wisconsin’s beautiful waterways from their land adjacent to the water.

WHA’s six-figure advertisement program includes radio, video, mail and digital ads that will raise awareness on the issue and encourage Wisconsinites take action to protect their piers by contacting their elected representatives. WHA’s campaign aims to return the property rights that Wisconsinites have enjoyed for 140 years. This program, and support from the public, is intended to urge lawmakers to listen to the will of the people, and vote yes on AB 551 / SB 501.

Listen to the radio ads HERE

For more information visit ProtectOurPiers.org

About the WHA
The WHA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization devoted to representing homeowners and property owners in the state of Wisconsin. Its mission is “to advance and promote issues of concern to all Wisconsin property owners.”

The Alliance will work on behalf of property owners by means of education and advocacy. Through education, the organization will keep the state’s property owners informed of state and local regulatory issues that affect the ownership of property in Wisconsin. Advocacy efforts will focus on raising awareness of issues affecting Wisconsin property owners through general media communications and grassroots mobilization.

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One thought on “Wisconsin Homeowners Alliance Launches Radio, Mail, Video and Digital Ad Campaign Urging Lawmakers to “Protect Our Piers””

  1. Mingus says:

    When I see a group that identified itself as defending “property rights”, i start thinking of groups I hear about in western States who are continually challenging Federal, State, and local governments rights to own and acquire land for public purposes and are funded by shadowy right wing groups. I would hope that this group is simply focused on putting common sense into property rights concerns that reflect the common good.

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