Congressman John Garamendi

Congressman John Garamendi

Following the lead of  Lawrence F. Lihosit (Honduras 1975–77), who has for several years been campaigning for a ”Peace Corps Collection” at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., we have enlisted the help and support of the Congressman from the 10 District of California, John Garamendi (Ethiopia 1965–67). Rallying around RPCV writers, Congressman Garamendi wrote to Dr. James Billington, Librarian of Congress, on December 17, 2010, asking that the Library mark  the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps by “establishing a collection of books about the Peace Corps written by former Peace Corps Volunteers and Peace Corps staff,” and to host a reception for them during the extended weekend of September 22nd–25th of 2011.

Here is a PDF of Congressmen Garamendi’s letter to Dr. Billington.

Thank you, Congressman Garamendi, and thank you Larry Lihosit!