WEBINAR on 8/26 at 2: Raise your voice for National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 20 – 26, 2020)

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!

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