Abstract: In this session, the presenters will share ways you can engage your community, staff, and students in promoting adult education and impacting important legislative discussions. In addition to providing an overview of the national Educate & Elevate campaign, presenters will provide some basic advocacy information and share practical ways that instructors can incorporate advocacy in their classrooms and become better advocates for their students. They will share how adult education teachers can engage students in advocacy through a series of classroom taught lessons, class outings, service projects, and volunteer work. Presenters will provide participants with resources and examples of advocacy activities and events that can be replicated in the ABE and ESOL classrooms. Opportunity to ask questions and share ideas.