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NIEA Hosts a Congressional Day of Action  
    

Support Native Language Immersion Programs

       

Save the date - - July 30, 2014 -- to join NIEA and Native education stakeholders for an Advocacy Hill Day in Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman Tester (D-MT), Senator Johnson (D-SD), House of Representatives Native American Caucus Co-Chair Cole (R-OK), and numerous bipartisan co-sponsors have answered the call of Indian nations and Native education stakeholders to support immersion schools by introducing S. 1948 and H.R. 4214 - the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act and S. 2299 to reauthorize the Esther Martinez Native Languages Preservation Act. Join us this week as we work to promote Native language immersion programs and these legislative measures in a morning Hill Briefing from 9:00 - 11:30 am (eastern). Utilize the link below to schedule meetings with your congressional members to garner additional support. 

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Important Information

  • Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  • Time: 9:00 to 11:30 am (eastern), Individual Hill Meetings to Follow
  • Where: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 208, Washington, DC
  • Schedule a Meeting: Please click HERE for congressional office contact information.
  • Confirm Attendance: Please email cgoodson@niea.org

Thank you for your support. For more information, please contact Clint J. Bowers, NIEA Policy Associate, at 202-544-7290 or cbowers@niea.org.

              

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