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Why Advocate?

CTE professionals are CTE experts, and we need you to join in our work to advocate for CTE. Your local advocacy efforts are a key part of continuing the bipartisan support CTE receives in Congress.

As we head into a reauthorization of the Perkins CTE Act, this “back home” advocacy is especially vital to ensuring your voice is heard on Capitol Hill. Building a relationship with your Members of Congress or their staff will set you up as an expert on CTE and will have policymakers asking for your input when drafting legislation that will impact your classroom.

In addition to the items here on the CTE Action Center, you can find more tips on other advocacy actions you can take in our Advocacy Toolkit.

Get Recognized

ACTE is recognizing our top e-advocates who utilize the CTE Action Center. Just take an action and you could see your name on our website! Find out more info here.

Taking other CTE advocacy actions in your community? You could be the ACTE Advocate of the Year and recognized at ACTE’s National Policy Seminar in Washington, DC. Find out how you can apply here.

How Do I Take Action?

Watch this short tutorial on how to use the CTE Action Center.


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CTE Policy Watch Blog

Education Leader George Miller to Retire

Rep. George Miller (D-CA), ranking member on the House Education and the Workforce Committee and winner of ACTE’s Policymaker of the Year Award, announced his retirement on Monday. He will not seek re-election in 2014.

House Passes FY 14 Omnibus Bill With Perkins Increase; Senate to Vote Soon

The FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill passed overwhelmingly on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 359-67. As we previously reported, the omnibus bill includes a $53 million increase for Perkins! The Senate is expected to vote on the measure before the end of the week. Please take a few minutes to reach out to your Senators and urge them to vote YES on this bill.


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