The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Is Your U.S. Representative a Friend of Adult Literacy?

Is Your U.S. Representative a Friend of Adult Literacy? —Invite Your House Member to Get Involved! Whether your U.S. Representative is a champion of adult literacy or new to adult literacy issues, invite the Member of Congress or his or her education staff to attend the upcoming House Adult Literacy Caucus Briefing!

February 8, 2012
1539 Longworth House Office Building
2:45 pm — 4:00 pm

Building Our Competitive Edge:How Adult Education Leverages Multi-System Partnerships for Student Success Open to all Members of Congress in the House and Senate, Congressional staff, and advocates, the briefing provides an opportunity to learn how adult education leverages partnerships for student success. Whether or not your U.S. Representative is a member of the House Adult Literacy Caucus, call today and extend a personal invitation to attend. As you may know, Congressional staff change positions frequently. New staff, or staff new to our issues, may have adult education in their portfolio, but they may not have the latest information on the needs, challenges and success stories related to adult education. Congressional staff educate and make recommendations to their bosses about positions and votes that impact many aspects of adult education. That’s why we must make every effort to keep adult education fresh in their minds with the latest information and innovative practices. And we need your help! Request: Call your U.S. Representative’s and Senators’ Washington, DC offices: Contact Info (Act now through NCL's Take Action page on Facebook for greater impact.) Message: Request to speak to the staff person who handles education issues for the Member. Ask them to attend the House Adult Literacy Caucus briefing and bring the Member of Congress if he/she has time. Talking points:This is a great opportunity to learn about the latest solutions in adult education. Panelists will discuss their successes and challenges in leveraging partnerships that maximize student success.

The education staff should RSVP by emailing Stephanie Gregg at

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