Capitol Hill Day

 

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Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2018 was a Resounding Success!

 Left to Right: COABE Executive Director, Sharon Bonney; NASDAE Executive Director, Patricia Tyler; Kaye Sharbono, President: Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary; Reecie Stagnolia, NASDAE Chair, and Cheryl Keenan, OCTAE

Left to Right: COABE Executive Director, Sharon Bonney; NASDAE Executive Director, Patricia Tyler; Kaye Sharbono, President: Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary; Reecie Stagnolia, NASDAE Chair, and Cheryl Keenan, OCTAE

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week was a resounding success! COABE leadership kicked off the week by meeting with new Assistant Secretary Stump for over an hour, discussing the field of adult education and ways that COABE, NASDAE, and OCTAE can address needs and issues in the field.

Later that evening, COABE's Ambassador Program, which was designed and developed by Regina Suitt, was honored with a Literacy Leadership Award by the National Coalition for Literacy.

The following day, seventy five visits were made to legislators by COABE members who were advocating for adult education. Because this is the first time in recent history that WIOA II received an increase, our members had the opportunity to thank legislators for valuing adult education. Legislative awards were given to Representative Foxx, Representative Bobby Scott, Senator Murphy, Senator Rubio, and Senator Roy Blunt for their leadership during the budget process. Many of the Capitol Hill participants posted pictures on the COABE App and social media which further raised the visibility of this important week!

Did you celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy Week? Please share your stories with us.


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

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"Hit the Hill" Legislative Events

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If you are interested in meeting with legislators and their staff to share about the value of adult education, click HERE to register. Adult learner scholarships are provided in partnership with Aztec Software. Contact sharonbonney@coabe.org with any questions. 

Does your state engage in state level advocacy/legislative days or events? You are welcome to utilize the legislative materials compiled on our Educate and Elevate site HERE.  


Capitol Hill Day Photos

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Giving a Voice to Adult Education Students


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Bringing Advocacy to Capitol Hill


Pictures From Capitol Hill Day