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ProLiteracy’s New Advocacy Toolkit: Making Persuasive Arguments for Adult Education and Literacy
Posted by Michele Diecuch on November 17, 2020 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

This NEW Advocacy Toolkit from ProLiteracy describes how adult education and literacy (AEL) programs can use the latest skills data, program activity and success, and student impact stories to advocate with stakeholders at state and local levels. Learn more about how this toolkit can benefit you in this week's blog.


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What Will You Do to Support Adult Literacy?
Posted by Michele Diecuch on February 27, 2020 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy



Recently, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talked about the widespread literacy programs that were started in the late 1950s in Cuba. ProLiteracy asks the question, “what is your commitment to solving the growing adult literacy crisis in the United States?”


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Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2019
Posted by Michele Diecuch on September 24, 2019 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips
Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2019

It's National Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week, now through September 28. And it’s time to show your support for adult literacy!


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New Rules to Stir Up Fear and Concern for Immigrants
Posted by Michele Diecuch on August 16, 2019 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
New Rules to Stir Up Fear and Concern for Immigrants

The final regulations regarding “public charge” and immigration have been released by the Department of Homeland Security. These regulations stiffen the existing provisions regarding both income and the use of public services for prospective immigrants. While the existing regulations provide an understandable parameter for limiting immigration, the new regulations set much higher limits and will likely keep even existing legal immigrants from seeking any subsidized services.


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Important Supreme Court Ruling on Census 2020
Posted by Michele Diecuch on July 01, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Important Supreme Court Ruling on Census 2020

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s proposal to add a question to the 2020 Census about an individual’s citizenship status is unconstitutional. The Court has asked the Department of Commerce for further justification. Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. wrote that agencies must offer “genuine justifications for important decisions …” and that “accepting contrived reasons would defeat the purpose of the enterprise.”

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