Friday, 24 of October of 2014

Good News! Alert! House Adult Literacy Caucus

Adult Literacy Advocates:

We have some exciting news for you! Congressman Dan Maffei (D-NY) is sponsoring an Adult Literacy Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives!

Congressional caucuses are organizations for Members of Congress to advance causes that are important to them. A House caucus is a group of Members of the U.S. House of Representatives who share something in common, whether personal (ex: the Congressional Hispanic Caucus), related to a district’s needs (the Congressional Rural Caucus) or about House Members’ interests or concerns, like the new Adult Literacy Caucus.

Now that Congressman Maffei has formed the House Adult Literacy Caucus,

we need YOUR help to identify House Members who will participate.

Action Request:

  • Contact your U.S. Representative’s office. Ask to speak to the staff over adult education issues. Let the staff person know that there is a new Adult Literacy Caucus in the House, sponsored by Congressman Dan Maffei.
  • Ask the staff person if your Representative will join the Adult Literacy Caucus to help advance adult literacy issues in the U.S. and internationally. Find out if the staff person would like a copy of the Dear Colleague letter which contains information about joining the Adult Literacy Caucus.
  • Be sure to follow up in a couple of days to learn of your Representative’s decision.

Are you in Congressman Maffei’s Congressional district? If so, contact his office to thank him for sponsoring the House Adult Literacy Caucus.

Deadline: We would like to have the caucus members join by the end of next week, in honor of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, September 13 – 19, 2010.

Contact Information: Locate your House Member’s contact information using ProLiteracy’s or TESOL’s interactive map.

Report Back: Will your Representative join the House Adult Literacy Caucus? Let us know by commenting in the Comment box below or emailing Jackie Taylor, NCL Public Policy Committee Co-Chair at Jackie@jataylor.net .

The Adult Literacy Caucus is supported by the

National Coalition for Literacy.

Special thanks to ProLiteracy, the NCL Member Organization

that secured Congressman Maffei’s commitment to sponsor it.

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