The January 12th earthquake in Port-au-Prince and aftershocks affected over 3 million people across Haiti. On the community level, there exists a vast need for capable outreach volunteers and social organizers working to re-build communities. Recognizing that this kind of extension of support at the local level is the perfect role for Peace Corps volunteers, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) is asking that at least $7.5 million be included in the Haiti Supplemental budget. Contact your Senator before today’s 5:30 PM EST deadline (Thursday, April 22nd) to sign Senator Gillibrand’s letter and to support the inclusion of funds as the supplemental is finalized.  An easy way to reach your Senator is via the capitol hill switchboard (202-224-3121).  Senators Kit Bond (MO),  Christopher Dodd (CT), and Mary Landrieu (LA) have signed Sen. Gillibrand’s letter so far.

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