Capitol Hill Day

CAPITOL HILL DAY is September 26, 2017

COABE is hosting Capitol Hill Day on September 26, 2017! We look forward to bringing together state association leaders from around the country to march on Capitol Hill and ensure we raise the voice of adult education!  

We will be inviting each association to bring an adult learner with them. Adult learners are welcome to apply for funding support via our Adult Learner Scholarship Application. We will be awarding $1,000 scholarships by September 1st. Please feel free to forward the scholarship application to students who wish to participate in our Capitol Hill Day with you.


NEXT STEPS:

REGISTRATION
If you have not done so yet, please REGISTER TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT at this event! You must officially register for the COABE Capitol Hill Day. This is a very important first step in the process.

 

Sharon Bonney
Executive Director
sharonbonney@coabe.org

Christine Heinrich
Project Coordinator
coordinator@coabe.org

Polly Smith
Public Policy Chair
advocacy@coabe.org

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Please be sure to make your flight reservations to arrive by 4:00 p.m. on 9/25 and depart after 7:00 p.m. on 9/26. Please plan on flying into Washington Reagan National Airport, and send your arrival/departure information to coordinator@coabe.org once your flight reservation has been made. 


REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT
You may submit a request for reimbursement for your flight expenses immediately via the expense form (click here). All requests for reimbursement must be accompanied by receipts. You may send receipts in the following ways:

Fax: 866-941-5129
Email: coordinator@coabe.org
Mail: COABE, P.O. Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206


HOTEL INFORMATION
The hotel where we will be staying is the Kellogg Conference Hotel located at 800 Florida Ave. N.E. Washington, D.C. Please note that the Kellogg has limited space so we will also be using the Courtyard Hotel located at 1325 2nd Street N.E. Washington, D.C for additional sleeping rooms. We will be making the reservations for rooms based on the order of your registration.

COABE will make your hotel reservations for you based on the arrival/departure information that you send us. Please send your flight reservation to coordinator@coabe.org, and Christine will send you your confirmation information in September. 
 

PREPARE FOR CAPITOL HILL DAY
As you prepare for Capitol Hill Day, please gather student success stories, letters, and/or videos that can be sent to your legislator prior to the Capitol Hill visit. Legislators also appreciate solid, quantitative data, so if you have access to that information that would be helpful as well. 

 

TAKE ACTION

Also, as you prepare for Capitol Hill Day, you and the members of your association can take action today. Click below to access our "rapid response" tool and make your voice heard. It takes just 5 minutes and can make all the difference in ensuring your legislator hears from you that adult education is important

Plan to join us for the preparatory webinar on Tuesday, September 12th at 2:00 p.m. EST. Click HERE to register. This will ensure you have the tools you need before reaching Washington, D.C.

We hope every state will be represented on our webinar for state associations and state directors which is taking place on Friday, August 18th at 2:00 p.m. EST. Please click HERE to register.

If you have any questions at all, please contact coordinator@coabe.org.

We look forward to seeing you in September!    

Sincerely,

COABE Team


National Adult Education Honor Society

NAEHS's goal is to see adult education student's achievements receive recognition.  This is done by the local NAEHS chapter through an induction ceremony.  Honoree's receiving such recognition fulfills the program's purpose of building the student's self esteem and assisting them to find a job or pursue higher education.

Capitol Hill Day Student Initiative generously sponsored by:
National Adult Education Honor Society


CAPITOL HILL DAY Toolkit


Capitol Hill Day Photos

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Capitol Hill Day Testimonials

I want to thank you again for the opportunity to attend the COABE Capitol Hill Day. I cannot express how much going there and meeting such wonderful and impactful educators means to me and my future.

Going to D.C. and advocating for adult education was an amazing experience.
I left with wanting so much more for my future than I went there with, which is saying quite a lot given all of the motivation I had before attending.

I want to be more involved with COABE and AALL not just as a student, but as a future adult educator. If there are any educational opportunities for me once
I become a member, I would love to know more about them and what ways
I can be involved.

Again, thank you.

Take care,

—Heather Ashman

Capitol Hill Day Social Media Posts


Sharon Bonney Executive Director

Sharon Bonney
Executive Director

Christine Heinrich Project Coordinator

Christine Heinrich
Project Coordinator

Polly Smith Public Policy Chair

Polly Smith
Public Policy Chair

Dear Colleagues,
 
Our Capitol Hill Day took place on April 26th! ed in participating in our Capitol Hill Day. 

Additionally, with special thanks to ETS HiSET® one trip ticket per association has been paid, as well as all related travel and meal costs. 


REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT
You may submit a request for reimbursement for your flight expenses immediately via the expense form (link coming soon). All requests for reimbursement must be accompanied by receipts. You may send receipts in the following ways:

Fax: 866-941-5129
Email: coordinator@coabe.org
Mail: COABE, P.O. Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206

If you have any questions at all, please contact coordinator@coabe.org.

Sincerely,

COABE Team


What You Need to Know To Make Your Capitol HIll Day a Success


COABE Capitol Hill Day generously sponsored by ETS HiSET


Capitol Hill Day
Giving a Voice to Adult Education Students


Capitol Hill Day
Bringing Advocacy to Capitol Hill


Pictures From Capitol Hill Day


Capitol Hill Day Social Media Posts

@COABENEWS team invades DC to advocate for #AdultEdu on #CapitolHillDay. Download our app and join the discussion.

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