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Save Service, Save AmeriCorps this Friday!

Posted by Jerry Duchene Saavedra on February 23, 2011

Post by AnnMaura Connolly:

I know we all have given many hours to the cause of service over the years – but few will be more important than the time you can give this Friday, February 25.

Congress is on recess this week – and at home. Difficult decisions must be made in the days ahead, and our congressional representatives will be listening to what matters to their local constituents. We must deliver a strong message about the impact the loss of national service will have on our own community if funding is not restored.

Our campaign is gaining momentum across America:

• The first day we launched www.saveservice.org, someone registered to attend District Day every three minutes— we hope to have 2,000 people registered by the end of today.
• We have nearly 1,300 fans on our recently launched Facebook page at www.facebook.com/saveservice;
• More than six hundred people joined Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in a rally against H.R. 1 and the jobs it will eliminate – including national service positions;
• House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will visit Harvard University this Thursday, and students are organizing to powerfully show Rep. Cantor how much they value and want to protect the opportunity to serve; and
• Iowans for Volunteering and Service are planning a Save Service Flash Mob in support of the Save Service in Des Moines this Friday to call attention to what stands to be lost.

The kind of energy we’re seeing from LA to Des Moines to Boston is vital as we head into Friday. Please schedule time to save service on the 25th. Sign up today at www.saveservice.org and join others as we ask Congress to restore funding for national service.

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