Gretchen Wilson To Testify On Capitol Hill
April 30, 2009 at 6:42 AM (PT)
COLUMBIA/NASHVILLE artist GRETCHEN WILSON will travel to CAPITOL HILL on MAY 5th to hand deliver nearly 10,000 letters from volunteers across the nation, to both TENNESSEE congressmen and senators. The letters are urging them to increase funding for adult education programs.
WILSON will testify in a hearing before the SUBCOMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION about her experiences in earning her G.E.D. She will also encourage TENNESSEE legislators to support adult education on the state and national level.
The hearing will discuss the reauthorization of the WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT (WIA), TITLE II, which establishes the structure, services and size of federally funded adult education and literacy programs.