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By Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, Jessica CardottThe Covid-19 pandemic may still be causing adult educators to maintain a safe social distance, but hundreds of them nevertheless have made their voices heard on Capitol Hill. Nearly 600 educators from across the country registered for a recent virtual forum co-hosted by National Skills Coalition, the National Coalition for Literacy...
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Your voice is making a difference! As part of ongoing negotiations for the next COVID-19 package, Senate Democrats introduced the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act (CCCERA) that included $1 billion in relief funding for adult education. While this is just a step in the process, it’s a very positive step! Read More
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Dear COABE Member, We hope that you are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. We know that many of you may be struggling, but that you are also concerned about the adult learners in your programs, as well as their families. Thank you for all that you are doing to support them and...
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Dear COABE Member,Please contact your legislators with our 3 click software today to send an urgent request regarding the COVID-19 relief packages. As you may know, two COVID-19 relief packages have already been passed and have been signed by the President. Congress is furiously working on the third package, while there is already talk of...
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We hope that you and your families are staying safe during this difficult and unprecedented time. We also hope that many of you will be able to join us for Monday’s webinar on our April 8th Virtual Hill Day. Get more info about our Virtual Capitol Hill day, and register HERE. Today, however, I have an...
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We are pleased to share with you that both the House and Senate “Dear Colleague” letters are circulating for sign-on by Members of Congress. On the House side, the letter is being led by Rep. Grijalva and Rep. Yarmuth. On the Senate side, the letter is bipartisan- for the first time ever- and is being...
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The new Congress is now well underway and has over 100 new Members — nearly one quarter of the entire House of Representatives! Along with such tremendous turnover, it is the first time in eight years that the Democrats have held the House majority. This dramatic shift in control requires a significant effort in promoting...
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While portions of the federal government may have just reopened, preparation for the FY 2020 funding cycle are already well underway. As we mentioned in our last note, we need your help to send a “program letter” request to each member of the House of Representatives in which your adult education programs are located and...
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TELL NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT ADULT EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT. Thank you for your assistance this past year in helping raise the visibility for adult education programs, which resulted in a $25 million federal funding increase in FY 2019 and staved off $87 million in funding cuts! We need your help again this...
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The 116th Congress convened, and for the first time in eight years, Democrats controlled the House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was elected Speaker of the House which marks only the second time in history that a former Speaker has been re-elected after losing the majority in his/her previous tenure. 63 new Democrats and 37 Republicans...
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