Jay Jackman

Washington Beat -- March 2020

Blog Post created by Jay Jackman on Mar 27, 2020

Virtual Congressional Visits


Due to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, ACTE's National Policy Seminar had to be cancelled this year. But, our valued partners at ACTE have done a tremendous job in developing the "Virtual Visit Guide."


So,  NAAE's Washington Beat this month, focuses on this resource from ACTE. In addition to great suggestions on conducting telephone meetings with Congressional staffers, the resource includes updates on these issues:

  • Coronavirus-related Relief Funds
  • Perkins Funding for Fiscal Year 2021
  • Joining the CTE Caucus
  • Higher Education Act Reauthorization
  • National Apprenticeship Act Reauthorization
  • Infrastructure Investments
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Reauthorization

Please enjoy, take full advantage of the "Virtual Visit Guide," and pay your ACTE dues!




From ACTE:

On behalf of ACTE, we hope that you and your family remain safe and healthy throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While we know canceling NPS was the right decision for the health and safety of everyone involved, it does not mean that our advocacy has to stop! In fact, ensuring CTE programs are included and valued is as important now as ever. We hope that you are able to move any meetings you had scheduled to phone calls instead, either now or later as schedules allow, and that you continue to reach out to any offices that you did not have meetings scheduled with already to open lines of communication. We have created a “Virtual Visit Guide” to help you with your advocacy. This document is intended to provide you with relevant information ahead of these conversations, but if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the ACTE Public Policy Department at publicpolicy@acteonline.org.