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Fwd: Peace Corps News Alert: Surprise House Vote Tuesday to Rename Peace Corps HQ

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  • Kristen Cheney
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    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 17, 2001



      >From: Peacecorpsnews@...
      >To: Peacecorpsrpcvs@...
      >Subject: Peace Corps News Alert: Surprise House Vote Tuesday to Rename Peace Corps HQ
      >Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 18:54:36 EDT
      >
      >Peace Corps News Alert:
      >
      >Surprise House Vote Tuesday to Rename Peace Corps HQ
      >
      >The House leadership has decided to bring Bill S-360
      >to the floor Tuesday, July 17, to rename
      >PEACE CORPS HEADQUARTERS after
      >the late Sen. Paul Coverdell.
      >
      >They are making this move under a suspension of the
      >rules as a non-controversial bill. If this happens,
      >the bill will pass automatically.
      >
      >
      >THIS IS A CONTROVERSIAL BILL.
      >
      >This bill has been discussed in the Peace Corps
      >Community for the past year and most
      >volunteers are against the renaming.
      >
      >Numerous Returned Volunteer groups including the
      >NPCA have taken the position that the Peace Corps
      >headquarters should NOT be named after any single
      >Director.
      >
      >You can find more information on the web at:
      >
      >http://PeaceCorpsOnline.org
      >
      >
      >THREE THINGS YOU CAN DO
      >
      >1. Call Speaker Hastert
      >
      >Congress has operators to compile your
      >opinions. Please contact Speaker Dennis Hastert's
      >office and urge him to WITHDRAW the bill
      >from the House Schedule.
      >
      >You can leave a message this evening or talk
      >to an operator at 9 am EST. The motion is
      >not supposed to go to a vote until tomorrow
      >afternoon. The earlier you call the better.
      >
      >Call his office at: 202-225-2976
      >
      >or send a Fax to: 202-225-0697
      >
      >Pls do not send an email to the Speaker
      > - they are ignored.
      >
      >
      >2. Call your Congressman
      >
      >and urge him to oppose the bill.
      >
      >
      >3. Forward this email to other RPCVs


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