Instead of our social media Friday this week, we’d love students, teachers, and providers to submit videos to accompany the testimony before our Thursday, 5/21’s NYC Council Hearing on Immigration, (Remote Hearing scheduled for 9:30-11:00am).
Key points to hit in the 1-minute video:
If your students are able to, tweet your videos at City Council (instructions included below). Otherwise, teachers and providers can tweet on their behalf.
Instructions for students to prepare and record video (thank you to Jeff of CPC for sharing the guide & Chinese translations!). Edit the instructions to you see fit your program and students:
Script/Example paragraph （例段）(ejemplo):
My name is ______________, and I am an English student at (organization name). I have been studying English for ___________months/years. I want to learn English because ______________________________________________________________________________________. In the future, I want to__________________________________________________________. So, I am asking the government to continue funding adult English programs.
Twitter Mentions and Sample Tweets (link to Social Media directions and CM Twitter handles):
Tag the Mayor (@NYCMayor), Speaker Corey Johnson (@NYCSpeakerCoJo), and your own Council Members to include $12 million in funding for adult literacy education, include the hashtags #LiteracyLiftsNYC, #SaveAdultLit #AtHomeTogether #AdultEdConnected #AdultEdAtHomeTogether . Note: 280 Character Limit and personalize your message if you can.
During COVID-19, I’m studying (English/ESOL/HSE/ABE) online at home. There are 2.2 million other NYCers also who need adult education. Please restore $12m for adult literacy education in the NYC Budget @[YourCityCouncilMember] @NYCMayor #LiteracyLiftsNYC @NYCCAL
I teach (English/ESOL/HSE/ABE) online at home. My #AdultEdu students need the support of Adult Literacy Programs in this time of COVID-19 to make sure NYC is prepared and ready to reopen 100%! Support $12m to #SaveAdultLit @NYCMayor @[YourCityCouncilMember] @NYCCAL
Providers and all:
Now more than ever, 2.2 million New Yorkers like me cannot afford to lose the critical lifeline that adult education funding provides. We urge @NYCMayor @NYCSpeakerCoJo, @[YourCityCouncilMember] to restore $12m to #SaveAdultLiteracy! #LiteracyLiftsNYC @NYCCAL
More than half of NYC #COVID19 frontline workers are immigrants. Give them what they need to continue working safely, and access to essential services and info via education! Support $12m for Adult Education, @NYCCouncil, @[YourCityCouncilMember]! #LiteracyLiftsNYC @NYCCAL
Refer to NYCCAL's FY2020 City One-Pager.