In late May, the 14 Members on the House State/Foreign Operations subcommittee will decide the Peace Corps’ 2011 appropriation. If you are a constituent of a subcommittee Member, please contact your Representative immediately to convey the sample message below. As you take action, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your Representative in the title and let us know what you are hearing:
With over 15,000 applicants last year, twenty new countries requesting programs, and a historic 50th anniversary, this is the right time to revitalize the Peace Corps, which is half the size it was in 1966.
As a member of the State/Foreign Operations subcommittee, I hope Rep. ____ will champion this $65 million increase in appropriations in FY 2011 and I thank you for supporting the $60 million increase last year.”