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Legislative Updates

Read the latest legislative updates related to Adult Education.

Dear Colleague Letter

Read the Adult Education and Literacy Funding letter signed by United States Congress members.

Read Letter

 

Read the Adult Education and Literacy Funding letter signed by members of the United States Senate.

Read Letter

Invest in Adult Education

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.

We need to make our collective voice heard before it’s too late. Just a few minutes out of your day can make all the difference if you call your representatives and share your opinion. It’s time to take action, and that starts with you. Make a call today.

Add your voice to raise cause of Adult Education by taking just a few minutes to sign our petition seeking recognition and increased funding. Small actions can result in big changes. Please add your name today to support our organization’s efforts to make a difference.

Take Action

Please let legislators know that the increased funding for Title II under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act will greatly enhance our hard work in the field as we seek to educate and elevate adult education.

You can send an email below and/or make a phone call. It is critical that you act now. You are welcome to add impact data showcasing your work in the editable email below.

Take action today to let your legislators know that Adult Ed is important!

Legislative Talking Points

Adult education can be highly effective in preparing students for the world of work by teaching them contextualized workplace competencies and study skills that help them to become lifelong learners. These competencies are important for success in today’s economic landscape as they align students’ skills with the market demands of business and industry. As part of the Workforce System and its partners funded by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), Adult Education provides an entry-point into job training and employment for 1.5 million adults each year by serving students with high school equivalency, industry-recognized training and credentials and wrap around services.

Media Outreach Toolkit

Your successes and the strengths that adult basic education bring to individuals, families and communities is easily overlooked by the news media and elected officials. To help you be your program’s best advocate, COABE has assembled a Media Outreach Toolkit. These tools and templates are designed to make it easier for you to offer story ideas, submit “op-ed” opinion pieces, and garner editorial and columnist support. 

Campaign Outreach Toolkit

Collective storytelling and outcomes data make an impact on policy makers in helping them understand the value we bring to their priority agendas. To help you advocate for Adult Education as an investment in America’s future, we have assembled these campaign outreach tools. These tools should help you showcase your success stories, garner press coverage, and motivate stakeholders to support adult education by contacting their legislators.