Action to Support International Affairs Funding
By Jonathan Pearson on Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Under a proposal approved by the House of Representatives, dozens of programs (including Peace Corps) which comprise the International Affairs Budget face a proposed reduction of approximately $10 billion for the remaining six months of Fiscal Year 2011. Included in this proposal is a 17% reduction in Peace Corps funding, from the current $400 million to $331 million.
Coalition groups including the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and InterAction are urging supporters of our foreign assistance programs to contact their lawmakers and oppose deep cuts in our International Affairs Budget.
Follow this link for an action opportunity. Be sure to emphasize your concern about proposed reductions in Peace Corps spending.