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February 15, 2011

It is now clear that AmeriCorps is in danger. The budget bill being considered in the House of Representatives, led by Appropriations Chair Rogers (R-KY), THIS WEEK could eliminate funding for AmeriCorps.

So what can you do? We need you to CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS TODAY. It is imperative that we reach all of them multiple times! This simple act could make a difference in so many lives and it only takes a few minutes. Go to house.gov to look up your representatives and their numbers (put your zip in the upper left hand corner and click go). Then check out americorpsalums.org for talking points to make the call a breeze.

MOST IMPORTANT! TELL CONGRESS HOW THIS WOULD HURT THEIR COMMUNITY!

Given the severity of the cuts proposed by the House, you may experience some difficulty calling the Capitol. It is important that you keep trying. If you can’t reach your representative by phone, please send a fax communication to their office. This is time sensitive ask and we need you to act now. Emails or mailed letters will not reach the decision makers in time. It is critical that our lawmakers hear from the constituents directly impacted by their decisions.

You can also join the growing social community for late breaking updates and calls to action. “Like” the Stand for AmeriCorps page on facebook and follow @americorpsalums on twitter.

Thank you for your commitment to service, we can’t win without you!

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