ERIC Number: ED436791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Action for Advocates of Family Literacy.
National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.
Focusing on advocacy (as distinct from lobbying) at the federal level of government, the purpose of this guide is to help develop and implement an action plan for family literacy advocacy. Its advice may be adapted to state and local elected officials as well as those in the non-political environment. Sections of the guide address advocating for family literacy; how a bill becomes law; appropriation bill timetable; ways to advocate (including letter writing campaigns, making telephone calls, visits by public officials, and visiting Senators and Representatives); key Senate Committees to contact; key House Committees to contact; roles of Congressional staff; and what to say when asked "Why family literacy." Contains 12 print resources for advocates and a 95-item glossary of legislative terms. (RS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Family Literacy, Federal Government, Legislation, State Government
National Center for Family Literacy, 325 West Main Street, Suite 200, Louisville KY 40202-4251 ($12). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.