Join us for the virtual COABE Capitol Hill Event that is taking place during Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! September 20-26, 2020
Talk to your legislator to help move the needle for funding for Adult Education at the local, state, and federal levels. At a time when funding is so critically needed, we need YOU to join us for this important work.
"Make Your Voice Heard! Why Advocacy Works and How You Can Get Involved at All Levels of Government"
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST
Presented by: Sharon Bonney, Dr. Don Finn, Jody Angelone, Audrey Pittman, Michele McLaughlin, and Danica Petroshius
Exciting news – Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, Texas, is engaging with COABE to support Adult Education. We want to continue this momentum and get mayors (and all policymakers) across the country to join us in our efforts to support and advocate for Adult Education.
The webinar will prepare advocates to contact their mayors, governors, and federal members of congress during Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 20 to September 26). We’ll begin with the inside scoop from Washington, D.C. on the state of COVID-19 relief and the appropriations process. We will cover tips for being an effective advocate and explain why your voice, as adult educators and administrators in the field, truly makes a difference. The webinar will also showcase best practices and examples from a local Adult Education program and from a state association. Join us to raise your voices on behalf of all adult teachers and students!
  • Join a State Team - After attending the webinar, let us know if you would like to participate in the virtual Hill visit with your state team.

  • Submit a video - Encourage your adult learners, teachers, and colleagues to submit a video to COABE about why they love Adult Education!

  • Join the Twitter and Facebook Storms - During Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, let's amplify our voices with a coordinated social media campaign. #adultedu #hillvisits #educateandelevate

  • 3 Quick Clicks - Send an email or make a phone call to your mayor, governor, and federal legislators. It's literally 3 quick clicks!

on the COABE website to learn more!
Let our elected officials know that Adult Education is important. By sending an email, you can tell lawmakers why you think it’s important that Adult Education is funded. Please write today to share your story and let them know how their policy impacts you.