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Raise Your Voice to Fight the Zero

October 30, 2011

With a ZERO budget being proposed for AmeriCorps in the House for FY2012, it is clear that advocacy needs to be an increasingly important emphasis of our work at AmeriCorps Alums. We have long been an active partner of the Save Service Coalition – the preeminent voice for National Service and  for AmeriCorps. In the past, we have rallied Alums to participate in Hill Days and District Days, to call and write your elected officials – all with good success.

However there is still more that needs to be done.  In the coming weeks and months, we will be identifying more ways to raise our voice in support of saving AmeriCorps.

On November 3rd, we will be working with ServeNext on the Fight the Zero event, happening in Washington DC. Here are two ways that you can get involved:

  • Register to attend in Washington DC on November 3rd
  • Join our new Save AmeriCorps Advocacy group

In addition to the local action of over 100 DC Alums and college students, rallying in support of AmeriCorps, we will be targeting key decision makers on Twitter to clearly articulate why cutting AmeriCorps is bad for our generation and for our country.  Follow our updates as we will be live tweeting from @AmeriCorpsAlums, leading up to and during the event.

It is a great way for you to engage and support AmeriCorps nationally – even if you cannot be there in person.

JOIN US!

How do you think we can get more stakeholders, influencers, and citizens aware and engaged in a conversation of why AmeriCorps matters?

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