Capitol Hill Day

COABE April 8th Capitol Hill Day is Going Virtual!

In light of ongoing developments surrounding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), COABE is moving its April 8th Capitol Hill Day to a virtual format. We are asking COABE members to reach out to Hill offices and request phone calls or online meetings in place of in-person meetings. While we were initially disappointed to not have a show of force in the brick and mortar of halls of the Capitol buildings on April 8th, we are excited that now many more members can join us to make our presence felt virtually!  We think this unexpected change presents an opportunity for more COABE members to participate in this important advocacy effort. Lawmakers are making critical decisions right now not just about funding for adult education programs, but also about supplemental assistance for workers whose lives are being negatively impacted by the virus. We must let Members of Congress know that our adult educators are among the most vulnerable workers, and they will need additional support! If you have already made appointments with legislators, please keep them. We will provide guidance on how to reach out to your legislators to confirm virtual versus in-person meetings.

If you were unable to join us in the past but can do so now, please view the archived webinars and resources to the right, so that you can join this exciting effort. Your advocacy will make a difference for our programs and our adult learners during this critical election year! All hands on deck!

View Archived Webinar from 3/2 View Archived Webinar from 3/23

  • Legislator Talking Points to use in presentations, customized letters, and on your website
  • Campaign Fact Sheets you can send or bring to meetings with reporters or elected officials

Capitol Hill Day is brought to you in partnership with Aztec Software.

Here are some sample tweets to use for the event:

  • @COABEHQ takes on Congress: increase adult ed funding! #COABEontheHill2020
  • Funding for adult ed is more critical than ever! Congress must increase WIOA Title II funding! @COABEHQ #COABEontheHill2020 #COVID19 #CORONAVIRUS
  • hank you (insert handle here) for supporting of adult educators and adult students! @COABEHQ #COABEontheHill2020 #Literacy #Workforce #Apprenticeship
  • Enjoyed meeting with @MemberOfCongress to talk about needs of adult education in [district/state]! @COABEHQ #COABEontheHill2020 #AdultEd2020
  • Excited to participate in @COABEHQ Virtual Capitol Hill Day! Congress must increase adult ed funding! #COABEontheHill2020
  • Over [x] advocates are virtually on Capitol Hill today advocating for adult education! Congress please increase WIOA Title II funding!

Be sure to tag @COABEHQ and use #COABEontheHill2020 #COABE2020 #AdultEdu2020