Urge Senate Appropriators to Support President’s Peace Corps Request
By Jonathan Pearson on Thursday, July 15th, 2010
The Senate Subcommittee responsible for the State Department and other foreign operations is the next stop for Peace Corps funding.
The House subcommittee chaired by New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey is recommending President Obama’s request of $446 million for the Peace Corps for Fiscal Year 2011.
“Given the challenging fiscal environment facing our nation and the Congress, this 11.5 percent increase would be good news for the Peace Corps and a positive testament to the ongoing advocacy to thousands of individuals who have reached out to Congress,” said Quigley.
Take Action Now with Senate Appropriators
In recent years, the Senate has recommended less funding for the Peace Corps than the House.
If your Senator is a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, call or email them with this message.
- Identify yourself as a constituent and a member of the Peace Corps community.
- Reference your Peace Corps experience and/or why you believe additional funding for the Peace Corps is an important investment that benefits our country.
- Reference the important role returned Peace Corps volunteers play in bringing the world back home to their fellow Americans.
- Note that the House Subcommittee for State and Foreign Operations has approved the President’s request of $446 million for the Peace Corps in Fiscal Year 2011.
- Urge your Senator to approve a Peace Corps appropriation that equals or exceeds the President’s request.
- Contact us to let us know you took action.