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!

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)

Arizona: Grijalva

California: Garamendi (co-author), Vargas

Connecticut: Hayes

Florida: Deutch, Hastings

Georgia: David Scott

Illinois: Bustos, Casten

Louisiana: Graves (co-author)

Massachusetts: Kennedy (co-author)

New Jersey: Payne

New York: Velazquez

Ohio: Beatty

Pennsylvania: Wild

Texas: Veasey

Wisconsin: Moore

 

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