Action and Advocacy Resources

Action and Advocacy Resources

Interested in learning more about how to take action or advocate for quality, inclusive universal education for all? Check out our resources below! Use our factsheets, action tools, and planning templates to get started or learn more.

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Want to know more about what we do to advocate for universal, inclusive, quality education for all? Learn more by exploring:

Press – Statements on key issues, coverage of significant events, and more.

Action Blogs – Read more about important advocacy topics, reports or work from our partners, and other calls to action.

Social Media – Keep up to date on the latest events, advocacy opportunities, and ways to get involved on our Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Factsheets, Research & Reports

Importance of Global Education Fact Sheet

USAID Policies and Programming for Inclusion Education, a report commissioned by GCE-US

Right to Education Index (RTEI) Policy Brief: United States Findings 2022, a report completed by GCE-US

 

Transforming Education to Protect Children's Right to Education in Emergencies and Crises Virtual Roundtable, Outcome Report led by GCE-US, World Vision International, Global Campaign for Education Secretariat, 100 Million, UN Girls' Education Initiative, Send My Friend To School

 

Action Tools

Letters and Calls to Action

FY2023 Senate Basic Education Letter led by Senator Van Hollen to Chairman Coons and Ranking Member Graham of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, urging strong support for Basic Education in Fiscal Year 2023 | May 2022.

FY2023 Community Letter to State and Foreign Operations Committee House and Senate Leadership: Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Graham, Chairwoman Lee, and Ranking Member Rogers | April 2022.

FY2023 House Basic Education Letter spearheaded by Representatives Quigley and Fitzpatrick, requesting Chairwoman Lee and Ranking Member Rogers of the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Agencies to fully fund Basic Education in Fiscal Year 2023 | April 2022.

Letter to State and Foreign Operations Committee House and Senate Leadership: Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Graham, Chairwoman Lee, and Ranking Member Rogers | October 2021.

Letter to President Biden from Representatives Kilmer, Fitzpatrick and 110 Members of Congress in support of the Global Partnership for Education | July 2021.

Letter to President Biden from Senators Cardin, Booker, Van Hollen, Baldwin, Markey, Brown, Padilla, Warren, Wyden and Shaheen in support of the Global Partnership for Education | June 2021.

FY2022 Senate Basic Education Letter led by Senator Van Hollen to Chairman Coons and Ranking Member Graham of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, urging strong support for Basic Education in Fiscal Year 2022 | June 2021.

FY2022 House Basic Education Letter spearheaded by Representatives Quigley and Fitzpatrick, requesting Chairwoman Lee and Ranking Member Rogers of the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Agencies to fully fund Basic Education in Fiscal Year 2022 | May 2021.

Global Education Letter in support of $1.1 billion for International Basic Education in the Fiscal Year 2022, including strong support for bilateral education programs, at least $150 million for the Global Partnership for Education and at least $50 million for Education Cannot Wait | April 2021.

International Basic Education Funding Needs for Fiscal Year 2022 | February 2021.

Letter to President Biden urging support for international basic education in the international response to COVID-19 | January 2021.

Recommendations for U.S. Leadership in Global Education for incoming U.S. administration policymakers | November 2020.

Call to Action advocating for the new Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Strategic Plan to prioritize young children and children with disabilities | August 2020.

Congressional Letter to Chairman Lindsey Graham and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy urging full support of the International Basic Education account in the 2020 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill by funding Basic Education programs | April 2020.

Congressional Letter to Chairwoman Nita Lowey and Ranking Member Hal Rogers urging full support of the International Basic Education account in the 2020 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill by funding Basic Education programs | April 2020.

Congressional Letter to Chairman Richard Shelby, Chairman Patrick Leahy, Chairman Lindsey Graham, Chairwoman Nita Lowey, Ranking Member Kay Granger, and Ranking Member Hal Rogers urging full support of International Basic Education programs and partnerships in the 2021 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill | April 2020.

Congressional Letter to Chairman Lindsay Graham and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy urging full support of the International Basic Education account in the 2020 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill by funding Basic Education programs | April 2019.

Community Letter to Chairmen Nita Lowey and Lindsay Graham and Ranking Members Kay Granger and Patrick Leahy urging full support of the International Basic Education account in the fiscal year 2020 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill | April 2019.

Congressional Letter to Chairwoman Nita Lowey and Ranking Member Hal Rogers urging full support of the International Basic Education account in the 2020 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill by funding Basic Education programs | March 2019.

Recommendations to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Strategy on International Basic Education Draft for Public Comment | July 2018. 

Letter to Ambassador Green and the United States Aid for International Development (USAID) urging USAID to attend on behalf of the U.S. Government the Financing Conference for Global Partnership for Education in Dakar, Senegal on February 2, 2018. 

Letter to Chairman Hal Rogers and Ranking Member Nita Lowey urging strong support for international basic education programs in the FY18 State and Foreign Operations budget | March 2017.

Call to Action to incoming policymakers from organizations and individuals in support of prioritizing investing in global education as a critical element in U.S. foreign policy efforts | December 2016.

Call to Action for ambitious new resources in support of education in emergencies at the World Humanitarian Summit | April 2016.

Letter to Chairwoman Kay Granger and Ranking Member Nita Lowey in support of allocating $800 million in basic education funding and $125 million to the Global Partnership for Education | March 2015.

Letter to Chairwoman Kay Granger and Ranking Member Nita Lowey in support of the House appropriated levels for education funding in the FY15 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill | November 5, 2014.

Letter to President Barack Obama in support of continued and increased U.S. leadership in ensuring a quality education for all | August 2014.

Letter to Secretary John Kerry and Administrator Rajiv Shah from GCE-US, BEC, InterAction and the Alliance for International Youth Development calling on the U.S. Government to protect young people from future attacks and safeguard the right of all children and youth to education in light of the Nigerian school girls kidnapping | May 29, 2014.

Congressional Letter from 81 Members of Congress to President Barack Obama supporting a pledge of $250 Million over two years to the Global Partnership for Education | May 27, 2014.

Letter to President Barack Obama from GCE-US and coalition members calling for a Global Partnership for Education pledge of $250 million over two years | April 17, 2014.

Letter to Administrator Rajiv Shah from GCE-US and coalition members calling on USAID to support a U.S. pledge to the Global Partnership for Education | November 21, 2013.

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