NAWB maintains important relationships on behalf of our members to make sure that our members’ issues are well represented in policy conversations in Washington, DC. The NAWB Board of Directors recently visited DC and met with 20 Representatives and 5 Senators as well as the DOL-ETA, bringing information from the field to support the need for workforce development funding.
- NAWB participates in an inter-governmental organization (IGO) network, composed of the National Association of Counties, National Association of State Workforce Agencies, National Council of State Legislators, National Governors Association, National League of Cities, and The U.S. Conference of Mayors. The IGOs meet regularly with the Department of Labor to discuss all aspects of WIOA.
- NAWB is a member of the Committee for Education Funding, which holds weekly sessions where NAWB staff interact with policy makers to discuss and consider issues in education and workforce development.
- NAWB supports the advocacy efforts of Non-Defense Discretionary United, which advocates for the importance of funding in federal workforce programs.
NAWB also provides a number of advocacy tools to support members in communicating with their own elected officials at both a state and national level.