To: All CCAE Members
Re: COABE and State Directors National Campaign to Save Adult Education
The website (HERE) has been established by COABE as a joint effort between the State Directors of Adult Education and COABE to prevent any cut to adult education funding at the federal level. As you know the first Trump budget proposal for FY18 has contained a 13.5% reduction for our programs.
There are now multiple options available for all of us to meet the goal of 600,000 contacts with members of Congress on this issue. The request still is for each person to make three contacts: their two US Senators and their member of the US House.
Students, teachers, and administrators can send prepared letters or make phone calls directly to their legislators.
Alternatively, hand written letters can also be sent by students detailingtheir adult education experience (why they enrolled, what they are planning on doing when they finish, and the message DO NOT CUT FUNDING FOR ADULT EDUCATION).
The contacts lists from both organizations are allowing us to reach approximately 55,000 adult educators and approximately 1.5 million students. If each of the 55,000 makes the requested contacts we will be about 25% of the way to our goal of 600,000. With the remaining 450,000 coming from students and friends of adult education we can win this fight.
Again thank you for your commitment to this effort on behalf of our students.