Tell Congress: Fully Fund AmeriCorps and Service in 2012
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Hundreds of thousands of people took action to win back funding for 2011. Now it’s time to win again in 2012!
Once again the House of Representatives is likely going to pass a budget for FY2012 that eliminates the Corporation for National and Community Service and all of its programs including AmeriCorps and Senior Corps.
That means organizations like Jumpstart, City Year, Habitat for Humanity, Teach For America, and so many more would lose a significant source of funding.
It means the potential loss of more than 100,000 service jobs through AmeriCorps and other programs, and the loss of millions of volunteers providing critical and cost-effective services
As our country works to rebuild the economy and tackle challenges, now is exactly the time to invest in national service programs and fully fund President Obama’s request to expand service organizations in 2012.
Hundreds of thousands of people took action to win back major funding for service in the face of elimination for FY2011. Add your voice and let's do it again for FY2012!
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