Led by the University of Florida, Hundreds Gather on Peace Corps Anniversary to Support Growth
By Erica Burman on Friday, October 24th, 2008
We have another exciting update from the MorePeaceCorps Campaign!
On October 14, 2008 at midnight, over 500 students at a dozen college campuses around the country gathered to honor JFK’s historic call to action 48 years ago at the University of Michigan. Shortly after reading JFK’s speech, students signed a letter to Senators McCain and Obama urging their leadership in the movement to double the Peace Corps by 2011.
Nearly 100 students led by former volunteers and MPC activists Amy Panikowski (Malawi 01-02) and Sam Kraegel (Mongolia 03-05) gathered at a local campus meeting place to sign service pledges which will be presented to the transition teams for Senators McCain and Obama next week.
The Nationwide Campus Day of Action showed that this generation is ready to serve in a bigger, better, bolder Peace Corps! MPC now shifts its attention to raising funds to build up campaign operations in the post-election 2009 phase.