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TESOL Advocacy Action Days

Join fellow advocates for the 2024 TESOL Advocacy Action Days and take your voice to the U.S. Congress!

Why Attend?

By attending the 2024 TESOL Advocacy Action Days, you'll be able to:

  • Build relationships with your representative and senators.
  • Learn more about the policies that impact ELT and MLEs.
  • Lift the voice of learners, families, and your communities.
  • Hone your advocacy skills.

And don't forget—it's an election year!

This well organized and meaningful experience has inspired our affiliate organization to build up our Advocacy efforts!

Dana Weber, 2023 Advocacy & Policy Summit Participant

Join us 1 May virtually or 23 July in-person – or even better, join for both days!

Registration Rates

  Virtual In Person Both (20% savings!)
Member $60 $140 $160
Nonmember $80 $170 $200

Featured Presentations

Each Advocacy Action Day will have policy updates for attendees to hear from non-profit organizations and government officials, informing on U.S. federal policies and issues that impact the English language teaching field, multilingual learners of English, and their families, schools, and communities. 

After hearing from our featured presenters, TESOL will provide additional updates on specific legislation that attendees will take to the Hill. Learn more about the issues through our Advocacy Action Center.

Montserrat Garibay

Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director
US Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition

Domminick McParland

Education Program Specialist
US Department of Education, Office for Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Alejandra Vázquez Baur

The Century Foundation

National Newcomer Network

Diego N. Sánchez

Director of Policy and Strategy
Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Roger Rosenthal

Executive Director
Migrant Legal Action Program


Virtual Action Schedule

  • 29 April (Mon) - Advocacy Day preparation webinar
  • 30 April (Tues) - Virtual policy updates
  • 1 May (Weds) - Virtual U.S. Capitol Hill visits

In-Person Action Schedule

  • 10 July (Weds) - Advocacy Day preparation webinar
  • 17-18 July (Weds-Thurs) - Virtual policy updates
  • 23 July (Tues) - In-person U.S. Capitol Hill visits (beginning at 8:00 a.m. with a keynote address in the Rayburn House Office Building)

This schedule is subject to change. Please check back at a later date for final details.

Join us 1 May virtually or 23 July in-person – or even better, join for both days!

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