Advocacy_Online Resources

 

 ADVOCACY TOOLKIT

The National Coalition for Literacy’s Online Advocacy Clearinghouse and Toolkit.

 A GUIDE TO VOTING IN PENNSYLVANIA

With Pennsylvania’s new Voter Photo ID requirements, this process has become more complex. Here is a resource for you to use with your classes:

PROJECT VOTE SMART

Find out who your state and federal representatives are, or check political scorecards from a variety of nonprofits.

 NATIONAL COALITION FOR LITERACY

National Coalition for Literacy.  National policy goals for literacy organizations.

  • Sign-up for the NCL update on the home page to get email updates.

 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.  This site has info on federal legislation.  * Sign-up for the AAACE list serve on the home page.

 COMMITTEE OF SEVENTY

The Committee of Seventy is Philadelphia’s good government watchdog group and source of nonpartisan research and election information for Greater Philadelphia.

 PA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Pennsylvania Legislature’s website has links to both houses and member info.

 THOMAS LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

A website run by the Library of Congress with information on every piece of federal legislation searchable by bill number or keyword.

 U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

U.S. House of Representatives official site contains links to representatives, committee offices, and leadership offices.

 UNITED STATES SENATE 

United States Senate site, contains profiles and contact information for current senators and committees as well as descriptions of legislation and  reference materials.

 NON-PROFIT ADVOCACY

Online advocacy resources for nonprofits.

 MA DEPT. OF EDUCATION

Advocacy curriculum developed for Massachusetts adult education students.

 COUNCIL 
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LITERACY

Making and Funding Laws: A Primer.  Authorizations & Appropriations in the U.S. Congress.

Advocacy  lesson 

Check out this about contacting PA State Representatives shared by Mary Leitao of Adult Literacy Action, Penn State Beaver. Use this lesson to work with adult learners to show them how to contact their PA State Representatives.

Support Resources for Legislative Contacts UPDATED 4/21/2016

Want to meet with or contact legislators but not sure how to prepare? Use the documents below to inform your interactions:

2016 Draft Letter to State Legislators from Administrators and Staff 

Draft Letter to State Legislators from Students

One Minute Opening for Legislative Visits ~ 2016

Adult and Family Literacy in PA ~ 2015, Investing in Adult Education is Good for our Commonwealth

Support Rationale for Increased State Funding in Adult and Family Literacy Education

2016 PAACE Adult and Family Literacy Q & A document 

2016 Fact Sheet

 

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Be an Advocate for Adult Education #9

Greeting Members of PAACE, It is week number two of the Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Be an Advocate for Adult Education. Reason Number Nine: We do great work. Our elected officials and policy makers don’t know we do great work. We need to tell them. According the COABE WebinarAdvocatin...

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Top Ten Reasons to Advocate-Countdown #10

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Be an Advocate for Adult Education Dear Friends of Adult Education, This week launches PAACE’s Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Be an Advocate for Adult Education. Reason Number Ten: We need to work together to make a bigger pie - not fight over the cru...

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