During the March 2nd National Day of Action, former NPCA intern Rachel Shattuck of Dundee, Illinois met with her Congressman, Bill Foster to make the case for increased Peace Corps funding. Last week, Congressman Foster signed onto the House Dear Colleague letter for the first time!
Are you the next Rachel Shattuck? Is your Senator or Congressman the next Representative Foster?
There's still time for lawmakers to take action, but time is running out:
In the House of Representatives, 99 lawmakers have signed the Farr-Honda-Petri-Driehaus-Garamendi Dear Colleague letter urging $465 million for Peace Corps in Fiscal Year 2011. Tuesday morning is the deadline for signing onto the letter. Follow this link to see which Congressmen/women have already signed onto the letter.
In the Senate, 14 Senators have signed onto the Dodd-Corker Dear Colleague letter urging robust funding for the Peace Corps. Tuesday evening is the deadline for signing onto this letter. Follow this link to see which Senators have already signed onto the letter.
Please go to www.morepeacecorps.org follow the link to your state, and follow the instructions to take action.
(Photo above: l to r, Illinois RPCV Rob Marshall, former NPCA intern Rachel Shattuck, Congressman Bill Foster and RPCV Mike Wood during the March 2nd National Day of Action)