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Fight the ZERO – Save AmeriCorps: Virtual Rally Playbook

November 2, 2011

Can’t be in DC for tomorrow’s Fight the ZERO Rally from 8-10AM ET? NO PROBLEM!

Here’s our Virtual Rally Playbook for tomorrow – an easy way for you to communicate directly with elected officials, as well as your networks, in why AmeriCorps should NOT be Zero’d.

Virtual Rally Logistics

On November 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in your time zone (so we have action throughout the day), we need your help to bring attention to the fact that AmeriCorps is a solution to youth unemployment and that voters want to keep it.

On Twitter:

Remember, you can also follow and RT @ServeNext @SaveService& @AmeriCorpsAlums throughout the day for #FighttheZERO messages

9:00 Senator Shelby:

@SenShelbyPress Create jobs. Support communities. Fund AmeriCorps. #FighttheZERO

9:15 Senator Reid:

@SenatorReid We refuse to be the Lost Generation! Save AmeriCorps #FighttheZERO

9:30 Senator Cochran:

#SenatorThadCochran With youth unemployment at 20%, we can’t afford to cut AmeriCorps #FighttheZERO

9:45 Senator Harkin:

@SenatorHarkin We aren’t looking for a bailout. We are looking to serve. Save AmeriCorps #FighttheZERO

10:00 Senator Durbin:

@SenatorDurbin Save AmeriCorps and save 85,000 jobs #FighttheZERO

10:15 Senator Schumer:

@ChuckSchumer As an Alum, I am fighting to see future members of AmeriCorps make a better America. #FighttheZERO

10:30 Rep Rehberg:

@DennyRehberg We aren’t looking for a bailout. We are looking to serve. Save AmeriCorps #FighttheZERO

10:45 Rep Boehner:

@johnboehner Create jobs. Support communities. Fund AmeriCorps. #FighttheZERO

On Facebook:

Only three of our targets allow Facebook commenting on their pages:

9:00 Senator Harkin

Senator Harkin  <tell Senator Harkin why your AmeriCorps experience is important to you, why it should be funded for future generations>

9:30 Senator Shelby

Senator Shelby <tell Senator Shelby why your AmeriCorps experience is important to you, why it should be funded for future generations>

10:00 Rep Rehberg

Rep Rehberg <tell Representative Rehberg why your AmeriCorps experience is important to you, why it should be funded for future generations>

Thank you for helping Fight the ZERO on Thursday November 3rd – college students, young people and AmeriCorps Alums believe in the importance of service for our generation and for our country as something that should be protected and grown, not eliminated.  Your voice, and the voice of 100s in our DC Rally and 1000s across the country, helps to make that clear to our elected officials in Washington.

Will you stand up to Save AmeriCorps and Fight the ZERO?

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