Farr Letter Calls for $500 million in Fiscal Year 2012
By Jonathan Pearson on Monday, November 22nd, 2010
More than 80 members of the House of Representatives have now signed a letter being circulated by RPCV Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA), asking President Obama to propose $500 million for the Peace Corps in his Fiscal Year 2012 budget. This letter is similar to a letter sent earlier this month by the National Peace Corps Association and 91 member groups also requesting $500 million in the 50th anniversary year of Peace Corps.
The other four House RPCVs in the current Congress, Tom Petri (R-WI), Mike Honda (D-CA), Steve Driehaus (D-OH) and John Garamendi (D-CA) have signed this letter.
Take action now to make sure your Congressman/woman has signed on!
Step One: Refer to the list below to see if your Representative has signed onto the letter. If your Representative is not listed below, proceed to Step Two.
Step Two: Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard (877-851-6437) and ask to be connected to the office of your Congressman/woman. Once connected, ask to speak to the staff in charge of Peace Corps issues. Once connected, identify yourself as a constituent and leave this message:
“I am calling to ask Representative _____ to sign the Dear Colleague letter being circulated by Congressman Farr, which asks President Obama to include $500 million for the Peace Corps in his Fiscal Year 2012 budget request. The deadline for signing onto this letter is today, November 23rd.”
Send an Email Instead? If you prefer to send an email, follow this link and leave the message above. In your message, be sure to share your Peace Corps experience and note why Peace Corps is an important component of our foreign policy and national security.
Step Three: Forward this post to 3-5 other people you know and ask them to take action too! Then, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you took action. Thank you so much!
The lawmakers listed below have already signed the Farr letter. If your lawmaker is NOT listed below, please take action using the outline above.
Baldwin (WI), Berkley (NV), Blumenauer (OR), Bordallo (GU), Capps (CA), Capuano (MA), Chandler (KY), Chu (CA), Cohen (TN), Gerry Connolly (VA), Conyers (MI), Costa (CA), Danny Davis (IL), Susan Davis (CA), Delahunt (MA), Doggett (TX), Driehaus (OH), Donna Edwards (MD), Ellison (MN), Eshoo (CA), Farr (CA), Fattah (PA), Bill Foster (IL), Garamendi (CA), Gonzalez (TX), Grayson (FL), Grijalva (AZ), John Hall (NY), Hare (IL), Harman (CA), Hastings (FL), Hinchey (NY), Hirono (HI), Holt (NJ), Honda (CA), Jackson Lee (TX), E.B. Johnson (TX), Kanjorski (PA), Kaptur (OH), Kildee (MI), Rick Larsen (WA), Barbara Lee (CA), Levin (MI), Loebsack (IA), Maloney (NY), Ed Markey (MA), Matsui (CA), Carolyn McCarthy (NY), McCollum (MN), McDermott (WA), McGovern (MA), McNerney (CA), Mollohan (WV), Gwen Moore (WI), Jim Moran (VA), Chris Murphy (CT), Nadler (NY), Napolitano (CA), Holmes-Norton (DC), Olver (MA), Pallone (NJ), Payne (NJ), Perlmutter (CO), Petri (WI), Pingree (ME), Price (NC), Roybal-Allard (CA), Tim Ryan (OH), Sablan (CNMI), Schauer (MI), Linda Sanchez (CA), Loretta Sanchez (CA), Schwartz (PA), Shea-Porter (NH), Speier (CA), Stark (CA), Stupak (MI), Sutton (OH), Tierney (MA), Woolsey (CA), Wu (OR), Yarmuth (KY).