Policy

Critical Time to Advocate for Key Priorities

This year, the normal cadence of congressional activity – like so many other things – has been profoundly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In many communities, the town halls, constituent meetings, and community events that would normally define congressional recesses have been replaced with Zoom meetings, conference calls, and socially distant gatherings. (Note: you can go to www.house.gov to connect
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (8/25)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition.   Advancing Whole Learner Education   Last week, Arizona State Representative Jennifer Longdon (D-Phoenix) penned an op-ed in the Tucson Sun advocating to incorporate whole learner approaches to learning into fall plans, as
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (6/29)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition. COVID-19 Resources: How COVID-19 Widened Racial Inequalities in Education, Health, and the Workforce. On Tuesday of last week, the House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing on the ways in which COVID-19
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AF Coalition Members Step up During Crisis (Vol. 7)

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, America Forward Coalition organizations are working tirelessly to connect students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, and advocates with critical tools, information, and resources.  Every week, we’ll be highlighting a few examples of the vitally important work being done by the members of the America Forward Coalition. If your organization has resources, an announcement,
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (6/8)

A statement from America Forward and New Profit: At this deeply painful time in America, I am reaching out to share a statement that New Profit/America Forward released this week about police brutality and the longstanding systemic inequities and injustice we see in stark relief all around us. Uniting our voices in collective advocacy for policies that combat systemic racism,
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy and Advocacy (5/26)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. Paycheck Protection Program Updates This week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation changing the terms of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which have created obstacles for some small businesses/nonprofits seeking relief under the forgivable loan
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AF Coalition Members Step up During the COVID-19 Crisis (Vol. 5)

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, America Forward Coalition organizations are working tirelessly to connect students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, and advocates with critical tools, information, and resources.  Every week, we’ll be highlighting a few examples of the vitally important work being done by the members of the America Forward Coalition. If your organization has resources, an announcement,
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy and Advocacy (5/18/20)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act Last week, House Democrats released the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, their proposal for the next COVID-19 relief package. It provides approximately $3 trillion in total funding. The
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AF Coalition Members Step Up During the COVID-19 Crisis (Vol. 4)

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, America Forward Coalition organizations are working tirelessly to connect students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, and advocates with critical tools, information, and resources.  Every week, we’ll be highlighting a few examples of the vitally important work being done by the members of the America Forward Coalition. If your organization has resources, an announcement,
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New Legislation, Commission Report Support National Service as a Powerful Tool for COVID Relief

The following post was contributed by Shirley Sagawa, CEO of the Service Year Alliance and an America Forward Advisory Board Member.      With a global pandemic underway, it would be easy to have missed the release of the final report of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service. This bipartisan national commission has worked for two years
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