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 Alert #3: FY2019         


1.  PURVIEW:  State (not federal)

2.  LEVEL OF MOBILIZATION:  event invitation

3.  TIMELINE:  event scheduled for October 19  
MCAE Policy Briefing & Discussion 
Friday, October 19
10 am to 12 pm
44 Farnsworth Street, Boston
Each legislative session, MCAE and its Public Policy Committee seek to advance, through partnerships with research and advocacy organizations across the Commonwealth and via communications with the members of Massachusetts' adult education community, a policy agenda that strengthens the delivery of adult education services and improves the economic and social well-being of adult learners and the educators who serve them. In recent years, MCAE has backed successful efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, to institute a ground-breaking paid family and medical leave program, and to expand children's language learning opportunities.
To begin the process of setting its policy agenda for the upcoming 2019-2020 session of the Legislature, MCAE's Public Policy Committee will be holding a special policy briefing and discussion on Friday, October 19, and would like to invite you to attend. At that meeting, we will hear presentations from:
  • Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition
  • On Solid Ground (OSG) Coalition
  • Raise Up Massachusetts
Representatives from these organizations will discuss a wide variety of economic and social justice issues, such as child care, housing and homelessness, income security programs, and protections for immigrant families, as well legislative initiatives their organizations may support over the next two years. There will be plenty of time to learn, to ask questions, and to suggest other policy changes for MCAE to pursue.
So, please, join us! The briefing will be held from 10 am to 12 pm on the 7th floor of 44 Farnsworth Street in Boston's Seaport.  
To attend, please sign up via this link. (We want to have a good head count for the event to make sure we have enough space.) If you'd like to take part, but know you can't attend in person, please contact Jeff McLynch at 617-482-6223.
With the information and feedback it gathers at its October meeting, MCAE's Public Policy Committee will decide, at meetings on November 16 and December 21, upon a set of policies that the organization will promote at the State House in 2019 and 2020. You can be a part of those meetings, too! Just contact MCAE's Public Policy Co-Chair, Steve Reuys at to begin receiving regular meeting notices.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Email  Jeff McLynch or call 617-482-6223.


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