Teachers, Business Owners Storm Capitol Hill to Advocate Multilingualism

February 14, 2019 | JNCL-NCLIS

World language advocates – from business to education – gathered in the nation’s Capitol on February 14 to meet with members of Congress for Language Advocacy Day, an annual summit of administrators, educators, and language industry leaders organized by the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL).

CAL staff members joined 160 language advocates from 42 U.S. states to meet with members of Congress and highlight the need for language education funding. CAL staff registered attendees, visited the congressional office of Representative Eleanor Holmes-Norton, and more — all playing a crucial role to promote multilingualism. 

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