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939Cutting 500 Peace Corps Volunteer positions in 2009

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  • Ed & Maria Hromatka
    Mar 18, 2009
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      If you are concerned by this budget, please write your Congressman and Senators.  Ed


      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laurence-leamer/the-tragedy-of-the-peace_b_175389.html

       The Omnibus Bill for 2009 has been signed into law.  Unless a miracle occurs with the supplemental budget on Monday, March 23, Peace Corps will cut 500 volunteer positions in 2009, dipping below 3,500 volunteers.  

       Demand for Peace Corps continues to climb with 22-23 countries asking for programs today includingIndonesia , Sierra Leone , and Colombia .

       We, in droves, must remind the President of his bold pledge for 16,000 volunteers in Peace Corps by 2011.