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America’s Languages Caucus is Congress’s New Language Policy Forum
The America’s Languages Caucus Co-Chairs, Representatives David Price (NC) and Don Young (AK), established the America’s Languages Caucus in November 2019 in order to develop a national strategy to raise awareness about the importance of world language learning and international education, particularly as it relates to our nation’s economic and national security.
The core of the Caucus’ mission comes from the five language policy recommendations outlined in the 2017 Congressionally-Commissioned Report on Language Learning: America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century. This inclusive and representative report makes clear that the United States needs significantly more bilingual and biliterate citizens to help ensure national security, promote economic and job growth, and develop the potential of every American student.
The mission of the Caucus is to set forth a national strategy to:
- Raise awareness about the importance of world language learning and international education, particularly as it relates to our nation’s economic and national security;
- Ensure adequate resources are directed towards the study of world language learning; and
- Focus on improving access for students and educators who wish to participate in these fields of study, including world languages, Native American languages, and English for English learners. (https://www.languagepolicy.org/americaslanguages)
Contact your Representative and ask him/her to JOIN THE GROUP by contacting Nora Blalock in the office of Rep. David Price (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It’s EASY! Go to the America’s Languages Caucus , scroll to the bottom of the page for a link to contact your representative.