Support Workforce Wednesdays

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Instructions to help YOU support #WorkforceWednesdays next Wednesday. Like to contact your Senators or Representative to let them know NOT to consolidate and cut Federal Workforce Development programs …

Instructions to help YOU support #WorkforceWednesdays next Wednesday. Like to contact your Senators or Representative to let them know NOT to consolidate and cut Federal Workforce Development programs like the WIA and a dozen more. #SaveOurSkills, #wkdev

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  • 1. From: Rachel Gragg, Federal Policy DirectorTo: Jennifer GableSubject: Workforce Wednesdays in August! Join us to stand up for America"s workers and industries.Date: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 9:56:10 AM   Action Alert National Skills Coalition logo August 1, 2012   TAKE ACTION D How: Dedicate a little time Join National Skills Coalition and the more than 40 other national each Wednesday in organizations that make up the Campaign to Invest in America’s August to reach out to Workforce for “Workforce Wednesdays,” each Wednesday in your Members of August. Congress while they are in their home districts. You Workforce development programs are an important part of the nation’s can find all the resources economic recovery and job creation effort, yet our nation’s you need to get you investments in the skills of its people are at risk. Non-defense started at the end of this discretionary programs—including education and workforce programs e-mail.  —face at least $55 billion in funding cuts as of January 2013 due to the Budget Control Act, and efforts to protect funding for defense Why: Americas workforce programs could double the size of these cuts. Key policymakers have cannot afford the $55 even proposed eliminating dozens of federal workforce programs. It is billion (or more!) in funding critically important that we help policymakers understand why cuts that could take effect investments in workforce development programs are important in January.  and how these investments impact their local communities. Participate in Workforce Wednesdays by taking action—it can be as   simple as calling your Senators or Representative or, even better, arranging a site visit with program participants (jobseekers or   employers)— but just take action on one or more Wednesdays during the month of August. Stand united with National Skills Coalition and   the Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce in support of adequate funding for adult education and workforce training programs!    Members of Congress will be in their home districts during the month   of August.  Contact your Senators and Representative today to   arrange an in-district meeting, a site visit, or engage in a direct conversation with in-district staff to let them know where you stand on   funding for workforce education and training and related programs. Or let your local community know why these investments matter by   submitting an op-ed or letter to the Editor to your local paper. What you do isn’t as important as that you do something, so take action as   part of Workforce Wednesdays in August!   Visit SOS! Save Our Skills to learn more ways to get involved. Or for additional information contact Angela Hanks.     RESOURCES     Find Your Members of Congress  
  • 2. Campaign Talking Points  Sample Social Media Messaging  Letter to the Editor Tips  Op-ed Submission Tips  Sample Site Invitation/Meeting Request  Site Visit/Meeting Guide  CIAW_All Logos                                              National Skills Coalition   1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Suite 712, Washington, DC 20036   Update your email preferences   Phone 202.223.8991   Fax 202.223.8354   info@nationalskillscoalition.org