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AmeriCorps facing cuts in Massachusetts

Posted by patricks54 on July 19, 2007

This just in from The Cape Codder

You’ve seen them cleaning up trails on conservation lands, pulling up fragmites, planting beach and eel grass and clearing out herring runs. On Cape Cod, AmeriCorps volunteers provide voluntary manpower, saving towns hundreds of thousands of dollars and enabling many environmental projects.
But with a sweep of a pen this week, AmeriCorps could be banished from the landscape not only here, but also all over the Commonwealth. Gov. Deval Patrick this week vetoed a line item from the Fiscal Year 2007-2008 budget that had allocated $900,000 for AmeriCorps in Masschusetts.

Read the full article here:
http://www.townonline.com/brewster/homepage/x1189853516

If you’re in MA, call you state rep. or state senator and ask them to override the governor’s veto. You can find your elected officials here.

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