NPCA is urging support for increased Peace Corps Funding
House Peace Corps Funding Letter Circulating
The co-chairs of the House of Representatives Peace Corps Caucus, RPCVs John Garamendi (D-CA) and Joe Kennedy (D-MA), along with Representative Garrett Graves (R-LA) are now circulating a letter that their colleagues can sign, asking that Peace Corps funding for the fiscal year that begins this coming October (FY 2021) be increased to $450 million.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
- Read the letter here.
- Ask your House Rep to “sign the Garamendi – Graves – Kennedy Peace Corps funding Dear Colleague letter that is now circulating”.
- Write and Ask your House Representative to Sign the Letter
- Find the Phone Number of Your House Representative if you want to contact them by phone
The deadline for members of the House of Representatives to sign this letter is Friday, March 13th. Our goal is to meet or surpass last year’s record-breaking 181 signatures.
A similar Senate Dear Colleague letter will be circulating soon.
Deadline to sign on: Friday, March 13, 2020
Signatures as of Monday, March 2, 8:00 AM: 17
Additional Signatures Needed to Surpass Last Year’s Record: 165
Lawmakers who Signed the Garamendi – Graves – Kennedy Peace Corps Funding Dear Colleague Letter (List of Current Signers Below)
California: Garamendi (co-author), Vargas
Florida: Deutch, Hastings
Georgia: David Scott
Illinois: Bustos, Casten
Louisiana: Graves (co-author)
Massachusetts: Kennedy (co-author)
New Jersey: Payne
New York: Velazquez
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