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NPCA ISSUES ACTION ALERT IN RESPONSE TO SCOTT’S LEGISLATION
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GOP senator’s legislation would pull Peace Corps out of China | TheHill

NPCA ISSUES ACTION ALERT IN RESPONSE TO SCOTT’S LEGISLATION

Keep Peace Corps Independent and Internationally Trusted “Join the Peace Corps community in protecting the independent, non-political nature of the Peace Corps by opposing legislation (S.2320) introduced by Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) that would make Peace Corps subordinate to the Department of State under the direction of the Secretary of State. By safeguarding Peace Corps’ status as an independent agency, we can help to ensure that it will not be used to promote short-term goals of the Secretary of State or whichever administration is occupying the White House. The international perception of the Peace Corps’ independence is imperative for its continued success, which is based on mutual respect and trust of the host countries.” Here is the link to contact your Senators.  Scroll pass the Representative sign to find the letter and the guide to contacting your Senators.https://advocacy.peacecorpsconnect.org/email-congress#/50  

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GOP senator’s legislation would pull Peace Corps out of China | TheHill

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Dale Gilles (Liberia 1964-67), (PC/W 1968-73), (Liberia APCD 1973-75), (PC/W 1991-93) BY JOHN BOWDEN – 07/30/19 03:25  The Peace Corps will cease operations in China and shift to become an arm of the State Department if a bill filed by Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) on Tuesday is passed. Scott’s bill, titled the Peace Corps Mission Accountability Act, would shift the agency from the executive branch to become a sub-agency of the State Department, overseen by the secretary of state. The bill would also immediately direct the organization to end aid efforts in China, where agency volunteers teach English in Chinese schools. “The Peace Corps has an honorable mission of promoting freedom and spreading American ideals to developing countries around the world. We want the Peace Corps to do good work across the globe — just not with our enemies like China,” Scott said in a press release. Scott’s bill “provides . . .

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