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Save the Date! House Adult Literacy Caucus Briefing

Educating Immigrant Workers for a New Economy:
Immigrant Integration in the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act

February 13, 2013

122 Cannon House Office Building

2:30 pm — 3:30 pm

RSVP by visiting:

English language proficiency helps immigrant workers become self-sufficient and a viable part of the American economy, contributing to our recovering economy. In many places in throughout the country, adult education programs serve as the…

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Tweeting Live Today from the House Adult Literacy Caucus Briefing

—Via @NCLAdvocacy and the #AdultEd #LitCaucus Hashtags

The National Coalition for Literacy is tweeting live today, February 8, 2:45-4:00 pm ET, from the House Adult Literacy Caucus briefing. Follow the conversation via @NCLAdvocacy and the #adulted #LitCaucus hashtags.

Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) and Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX) plan to attend and speak.  The following Members of Congress will be sending an education staff person to the briefing or will be attending in person.. The offices that have RSVP’d thus far include:

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Save the Date! House Adult Literacy Caucus Briefing

Building Our Competitive Edge:

How Adult Education Leverages Multi-System Partnerships

for Student Success

February 8, 2012

1539 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC  20515

2:45 pm — 4:00 pm

At least 30 million adults in the U.S.  do not have the education or English language skills needed to compete for today’s jobs.  These adults commonly turn to adult education programs to boost their basic skills and obtain employment or prepare for further education.  Due to an increasing demand…

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Adult Literacy Caucus and NCL Co-Host 1st Congressional Briefing on Adult Literacy

By Washington Partners and Jackie Taylor

The House Adult Literacy Caucus and the National Coalition for Literacy held a Congressional briefing May 12, 2011, highlighting 21st Century Approaches to Adult Literacy. Approximately 40 were in attendance, including adult education leaders, advocates, and legislative staffs.

The briefing followed the NCL Quarterly Meeting, where Congressman Bill Goodling made a surprise visit after recovering from a serious medical condition.

Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, President of the National Coalition for Literacy, opened the

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House Adult Literacy Caucus Gains Momentum

—Good News!

By Jackie Taylor and Ellen Fern

Congressman Roe and Congressman Hinojosa have released a Dear Colleague letter inviting House Members to join the House Adult Literacy Caucus. They have also provided us an updated list of Caucus Members. The paperwork that needed to be refiled and processed with the House Administration Committee for the new Congress is now complete, and the Co-Chairs have committed to growing the bipartisan caucus by significant numbers.


  1. Please review the updated list below.
  2. If your Congressional Representative is not on the list, then contact the legislative assistant who

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New Partners, New Solutions—21st Century Approaches to Adult Literacy

Save the Date!

May 12, 2011 will be a day to explore innovative approaches to adult literacy solutions!

Mark your calendars to attend the NCL Quarterly Membership Meeting in Washington, DC in the morning and a special Hill briefing in the afternoon, co-sponsored by the National Coalition for Literacy and the House Adult Literacy Caucus.

Confirmed speakers:

Jennifer K. Foster, Senior Director for Adult Education and Family Literacy/State Director for GED Testing, presenting on the Shifting Gears work in Illinois

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Elections Impact on the House Adult Literacy Caucus

—A Public Policy Update on Adult Education and Literacy, Part IV

By Jackie Taylor

December 13, 2010 Update: Congressman Roe is the sole chair of the House Adult Literacy Caucus. He will be continuing on the Education and Labor Committee and reports that he is happy to continue sponsoring the caucus. His staff have asked NCL for recommendations for a co-chair and we are currently working now to secure a co-chair. We hope to have positive news to report soon.

November 23, 2010 Update: Congressman Dan Maffei formally conceded on Tuesday, November 23 to Republican Ann Marie Buerkle,…

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Adult Literacy Caucus: Update and Alert!

The following Members have joined the House Adult Literacy Caucus to date:

  • Dan Maffei (D-NY), Co-Chair and Sponsor
  • Phil Roe (R-TN), Co-Chair
  • Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
  • Donna Edwards (D-MD)
  • Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ)
  • Alan Grayson (D-FL)
  • Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
  • Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX)
  • Hank Johnson (D-GA)
  • John Olver (D-MA)
  • Bill Owens (D-NY)
  • Jared Polis (D-CO)
  • David Price (D-NC)
  • C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D – MD)
  • John Sarbanes (D-MD)
  • Harry Teague (D-NM)
  • Paul Tonko (D-NY)
  • Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
  • Ed Whitfield (R-KY)
  • John Yarmuth (D-KY)

Five MD House Members have joined thus far (good work!). Hats off also to…

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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

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