Objectives: AALPD will strengthen ongoing advocacy efforts by:
Establishing a strong public policy advocacy working group committed to informing and driving the AALPD advocacy process;
Developing authorizations, budget and appropriations advocacy messages, based upon the AALPD PD Policy Recommendations, and submitting those messages to the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) for inclusion in the field's messages;
Advocating for professional development messages at the federal, state, and local levels; and
Developing advocacy resources (not already existing) to support efforts of others in advocating for funding for professional development.
Ways You Can Become Involved You can become involved at various levels of commitment throughout the process. Listed below are existing ways. More options will become available as AALPD progresses through the objectives.
Online Feedback To carry out our objectives effectively, at times, AALPD will obtain online feedback on various advocacy materials. Examples include:
AALPD recommendations for PD language in WIOA authorization; and
Talking points on the professional development issues to use in advocating for PD on state, national, and local levels.
We may ask for feedback through our Facebook page or through an online survey.