Gretchen Goes to Washington

Gretchen Wilson will travel to Capitol Hill in Washington, May 5, to support increased funding for adult education.

Gretchen will deliver nearly 10,000 letters from volunteers across the nation to both Tennessee congressmen and senators urging them to increase funding for adult education programs. Last year, Gretchen finally earned her high school diploma after taking adult education classes at a Nashville-area school, as an example to her daughter Grace of the importance of education. While Gretchen was financially able to pay for her classes, millions of other adults are dependent on federally funded public education programs. Currently, adult education is drastically underfunded. Gretchen will testify alongside Dollar General President and adult literacy advocate David Beré, to help rally support and awareness for the cause. “I truly believe that we can be better parents and better Americans if we make adult education more accessible,” she says.

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