Posted by: Lydia | February 25, 2011

Save Service in America

As those of you who follow politics probably already know, Congress is considering a bill which would eliminate funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service, meaning the end of programs like AmeriCorps, Teach For America, Foster Grandparents, City Year, Senior Companions, Habitat for Humanity, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, YouthBuild and many others. Funding for Peace Corps is also under severe threat from this bill (H.R. 1), yet another victim of the shortsighted and ill-considered doctrine of fiscal austerity.

Today, February 25th, is “Save Service in America” day. I know my Wisconsin friends and family already have their hands full dealing with the heinous attempts by our new governor to squelch what is left of workers’ rights in our fair state, however if any of you readers can take the time today to contact your representatives and ask them to oppose this bill, please take the time to do so.

You can find more information about how to help here: http://www.saveservice.org

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