This month, Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) will introduce, for the seventh year in a row, a House resolution designating the week of September 21st, 2015 as National Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week! In addition, for the fifth year in a row, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) will introduce a Senate resolution that also recognizes this important honorary week.
In past years, states and communities have followed this national leadership, establishing state and local resolutions to honor the importance and impact of adult education. It ultimately serves to leverage local partnerships, resources, and funding for adult education and family literacy nationwide.
The good news is that we will not need a minimum number of co-sponsors to move either resolution forward. However, it’s important to show strong, bipartisan support for our issue by having Representatives and Senators stand behind the commemoration of this week. It’s too late to add more sponsors to the Senate resolution (they expect to introduce it before the end of this week), but not too late to ask your Representative in the House to co-sponsor the House resolution.
- Action: Call or email your Representative. Enter your zip code here to find their contact information.
- Message: Please sponsor the resolution for National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2015! To support this resolution, they should contact Bo Morris (Bo.Morris@mail.house.gov) in Representative Polis’ office to sign on in support by September 18th.