Thanks for sharing how you advocate! Unless the decision-makers SEE what is happening in our classrooms, they won't KNOW how important and impactful language learning is. Inviting a Congressperson to class is a unique opportunity to build a long-lasting relationship and gain an ally in the fight for expanding language education.Annual events, state/regional conferences, public forums at your school are also FANTASTIC times to gain allies in the fight.And we're needing allies in the fight more than ever. Just this past month, Virginia's House introduced a bill that would replace world language credits with computer coding credits in high school, an misguided attempt to expand computer science at the expense of world languages.This may sound familiar if you're from Florida, Wyoming, Illinois, Georgia, Michigan, Maine, Maryland, Oklahoma, Texas.... and the list goes on. In fact, over the last 5 years, nearly half of the Union has been under the threat of substituting (and thereby, eliminating) world languages for coding "languages."I believe many of us understand the fundamental difference: coding is computers communicating with computers; language is humans communicating with humans. However, until we (i.e. advocates) actively relay this concept to decision-makers, they may continue to view these coding bills as the language --the literacy-- of the 21st century. Learning a language has cognitive, social, and emotional benefits; communicating to a global audience is the literacy of the 21st century.But I digress. I'm curious what others are doing to raise awareness for langauges...!!!