The first week of March is Peace Corps Week, marking the signing of a presidential executive order creating the Peace Corps.
It is also the week when the National Peace Corps Association and its MorePeaceCorps Campaign mobilizes activists for an annual "National Day of Action" in support of the Peace Corps.
Please mark your calendars as Tuesday, March 2nd, will be this year's Day of Action. We hope everyone will - at the very least - set aside five minutes on that day to make a phone call, send an email or send a fax to their representatives in Congress urging continued support for a bigger, better and bolder Peace Corps.
For those living in or near Washington DC, there's a lot to do to help prepare for the Day of Action. This includes volunteer advocates who can participate in Capitol Hill meetings on the 2nd. If you can volunteer, please let us know.
If you live elsewhere, please start reaching out to friends, family and other members of the Peace Corps community to let them know about the Day of Action.
The Day of Action is timely in that it comes several weeks after the President submits his Fiscal Year 2011 budget proposal to Congress.
Stay tuned for updates as the Day of Action approaches. For volunteer information and other questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org