2021

America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (7/26)

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. Last Week in Washington Last Wednesday, an initial procedural vote was held to advance the bipartisan infrastructure deal through the Senate, but failed along party lines, with all GOP Senators voting no. A
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Statement from America Forward on the Recent Federal Court Decision re: DACA

Dreamers are everywhere - bringing diversity, joy, and innovation to schools, places of worship, workspaces, and communities across the country. Dreamers embody the story of America, and denying their ability to live, grow, and thrive here perpetuates historic cycles of exclusion and discrimination. The recent ruling from a Texas federal court halting new applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (7/21)

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. Last Week in Washington President Biden made a homecoming to the Senate last week to gauge support from the Senate Democrats on the major pieces of legislation and policy he is pushing forward.
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (7/12)

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. Last Week in Washington Last week, the White House urged congressional Democrats to introduce the long-negotiated infrastructure bill as early as the end of this month. The bipartisan group of Senators and their
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Recapping Our Latest #AmericaForwardHillWeek

At the end of June, America Forward held its annual Appropriations “Hill Week” -- a yearly endeavor when members of the America Forward Coalition come together to engage directly with policymakers on Capitol Hill and advocate collectively for the funding and policy priorities critical to their organizations and the America Forward Coalition overall. In the midst of the ongoing Federal
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America Forward Coalition Members Step Up – July 2021

Every month, America Forward is highlighting a few examples of the vital work being done by our Coalition members to support students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, advocates, and communities across the country. If your organization has resources, an announcement, or a story that you would like to see included, please send it to america_forward@newprofit.org. Roca, Inc.  Roca, Inc. understands
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (7/6)

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. Last Week in Washington  Last week, all eyes remained on the bipartisan infrastructure framework that a group of 10 Senators and President Biden agreed upon last week. While Democrats would like to see
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America Forward 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. Last Week in Washington The focus on the Hill last week remained on a bipartisan infrastructure package. The bipartisan group of ten Senators reached an agreement last Wednesday evening and unveiled their framework
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (6/21)

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.   Last Week in Washington   Last weekend, President Biden was in Europe for the G-7 Summit, where world leaders engaged on shared priorities, including COVID-19 pandemic response, vaccine distribution, climate change, and
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America Forward Statement on Nomination of Michael Smith to Lead AmeriCorps

America Forward issued the following statement in response to news from the White House that President Joe Biden will nominate Michael D. Smith to lead AmeriCorps (formerly the Corporation for National and Community Service): "America Forward applauds President Joe Biden's nomination of Michael D. Smith to serve as the next CEO of AmeriCorps. At such a critical moment for our
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