Taking Action for a Peace Corps Commemorative
By Jonathan Pearson on Thursday, August 12th, 2010
With more than 50 co-sponsors and unanimous approval by the House Natural Resources Committee, legislation to authorize a commemorative marking the historic significance of the Peace Corps and the values it represents next heads to the full House of Representatives for a vote.
You can help advance Peace Corps commemorative legislation (H.R. 4195) by contacting your Congressman/woman. With Congress returning to Washington following their summer recess and the possibility for floor action on the commemorative, further co-sponsors can help build momentum for swift action.
Take Action Now
If your Congressman/woman is not a co-sponsor of H.R. 4195
- Ask your Representative to become a co-sponsor of House Bill 4195, Peace Corps commemorative legislation, as soon as the House reconvenes.
- Make special note that no taxpayer dollars will be used for the commemorative.
- Stress to Republican lawmakers that co-sponsoring this legislation will add to the bi-partisan spirit of the Peace Corps.
- Ask five other neighbors or friends to take similar action.
If your Congressman/woman is already a co-sponsor of H.R. 4195
- Say thank you for co-sponsoring Peace Corps commemorative legislation.
- Urge your lawmaker to contact House leadership and ask that they swiftly bring the bill to the House Floor for final passage.
If your Congressman/woman is a member of House Leadership
(Pelosi D-CA, Hoyer D-MD, Clyburn D-SC, Larson D-CT, Van Hollen D-MD)
(Boehner R-OH, Cantor R-VA, Pence R-IN, McCotter R-MI)
- Say how pleased you are that Peace Corps Commemorative legislation was unanimously passed by the Natural Resources Committee.
- Urge the leadership to bring the legislation to the House Floor as soon as possible, and support unanimous passage so work on a commemorative can begin during Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary year.