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>Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 12:52:25 -0500 (EST)
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>Subject: URGENT!
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>     GOOD NEWS!  President Clinton this afternoon will tape a radio address
>     on literacy that will air nationwide tomorrow morning.
>
>     He will highlight literacy as a critical part of the solution to our
>     nation's most pressing social problems and will focus on the
>     importance of literacy for all children AND all adults.
>
>     According to a working draft of the document, the President's message
>     will include the following:
>
>     "Literacy is about reading -- but it is about much more.  It's about
>     opportunity -- ensuring that every child and adult can learn the
>     lessons of our past, and take advantage of our future.  It is about
>     giving people the tools to make the most of their God-given potential.
>     Without literacy, the history books are closed, the Internet is turned
>     off, and the promise of America is that much harder to reach."
>
>     My understanding is that in most places it runs around 10:00 AM, but
>     you may want to check your local listings to see what station(s) it
>     airs on in your area.
>
>     The radio address provides an excellent opportunity for the field. One
>     way to maximize its impact is to follow up with letters to the editor
>     of newspapers across the country that quote a line or two of the
>     address then talk about literacy efforts that are going on and how
>     literacy is making a difference in that community.
>
>     The full text of the address will be available Monday on the Internet
>     on LINCS (http://novel.nifl.gov).
>
>     Happy Holidays!
>
>     -- Alice Johnson
>     National Institute for Literacy
>
>
>