Wednesday, 23 of July of 2014

33 House Members Sign in Support of Adult Education Funding

Dear Adult Literacy Advocate,

Thank you for joining us in the action alert asking U.S. Representatives to sign the Roe-Hinojosa Dear Colleague Letter in support of adult education funding! Your efforts resulted in 33 U.S. Representatives signing the letter. [Copy of Letter] Well done! Thank you to NCL Member Organizations and the National Council of State Directors of Adult Education for activating their networks.

Next Steps:

—If your U.S. Representative is listed below, please contact his or her office today (phone, email) with a quick thank you for signing the letter and supporting adult education funding.

—If your U.S. Representative signed the letter but is not a member of the House Adult Literacy Caucus [indicated with * below], ask him or her to join and send your U.S. Representative a copy of this Caucus Invitation. (What is the Adult Literacy Caucus?)

—Now is a good time to invite U.S. Representatives to join the Adult Literacy Caucus, whether or not they’ve signed the letter, since they have been receiving many calls these last two weeks from advocates about adult education. Asking them to join the Caucus is an easier “ask” in most cases, than asking them to support funding. (Who’s a member of the Caucus?)

Call today: Phone numbers

Let us know what they say by emailing NCL at ncl@ncladvocacy.org .

Who Signed:

  • Phil Roe (R-TN), Adult Literacy Caucus Co-Chair, Letter Sponsor
  • Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX) Adult Literacy Caucus Co-Chair , Letter Co-Sponsor
  • Jason Altmire (D-PA)
  • Xavier Becerra (D-CA) *
  • Diane Black (R-TN)
  • Leonard Boswell (D-IA)
  • John Carney (D-DE) *
  • Judy Chu (D-CA) *
  • David Cicilline (D-RI) *
  • Hansen Clarke (D-MI) *
  • Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
  • Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
  • Eliot Engel (D-NY) *
  • Chaka Fattah (D-PA) *
  • Al Green (D-TX) *
  • Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
  • Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) *
  • Mazie Hirono (D-HI) *
  • Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) *
  • Gregory Meeks (D-NY) *
  • Mike Michaud (D-ME) *
  • Chellie Pingree (D-ME) *
  • Jared Polis (D-CO)
  • Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) *
  • C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD)
  • Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (Northern Mariana Islands) *
  • John Sarbanes (D-MD)
  • Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) *
  • Brad Sherman (D-CA) *
  • Mike Thompson (D-CA) *
  • Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) *
  • Maxine Waters (D-CA) *
  • Don Young (R-AK) *

Thanks for all you do on behalf of and with adult education students.

National Coalition for Literacy’s Advocacy Team

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