2016 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit in Washing D.C.

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Report on 2014 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit

On June 22-24, 2014 Karen Green joined over 60 other members of TESOL International Association in Washington, DC for the 2014 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit. In its ninth year, the program featured a full a day of issue briefings and activities around education legislation and advocacy, followed by a day of visits to Congressional offices on Capitol Hill. With representatives from approximately 25 US affiliates in attendance, the goals of Advocacy Day were not only to lobby on key issues for TESOL, but also to provide an interactive learning experience for participants on elements of advocacy. By the end of the event, TESOL members had visited the offices of over 100 Representatives and Senators.

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Julia Maffei, former TexTESOL III Advocacy Chair, is quoted on the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit page:

“TESOL Advocacy Day was so well organized— it truly was a wonderful experience. I dare to call it life changing! I feel so empowered now to advocate for my students and for the field!”