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Advocacy and Policy

Updates & Resources


Tea Time with MITESOL Advocacy happens monthly and is your chance to network, get updates on current state legislation, and discuss topics for group advocacy action. Here are the presentations from past meet-ups. Join us Thursday, July 18th for our next conversation!

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Monthly advocacy topics & discussions are covered at our Tea Time meet-ups - Here are June Updates. Please join us for the next time virtually July 18 at 7:00 p.m.!

(Link to join is emailed to all MITESOL members the week of the meeting :)



Check out the 2024 MITESOL Advocacy Packet

In this document, learn how to use the TESOL Advocacy Action Center, connect with state and federal policymakers, and more! This is a working document that will be continually updated, and suggestions are welcome if there is information you’d like to see included.

Advocacy Action Center


You do not need to be a TESOL member to use the TESOL Advocacy Action Center site!… Join in and support English learners and teachers today! 🙏

The Action Center is also available via mobile app: Download the Voter Voice app & search for “TESOL International Association” in the organization field.


MITESOL 2023 Conference Advocacy Action Room Resources

Check out the materials from the legislative campaigns and discussion questions participants interacted with at the different stations in the Advocacy Action Room at our fall conference!

(Note: The MI Language Access bills were signed into law (SB 382 and HB 4720by Governor Whitmer in December! Thanks to those who called/emailed their state legislators to advocate for their passage.)

TESOL U.S. Federal Policy Priorities for the 118th Congress

Review TESOL's official outline of priorities for our federal administration's attention regarding appropriations, elementary/secondary education, adult education, higher education, and immigration reform.

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Please join the MITESOL Advocacy & Policy group to connect with colleagues and stay informed!