Alert on Bill that would Eliminate CNCS
Posted by Morgan St. Jean on February 2, 2012
We wanted to share the latest update from the Save Service Coalition in response to Rep. Stutzman’s (R-Ind) bill that would eliminate the Corporation for National and Community Service. We encourage you to contact Rep. Stutzman with your stories of how much national service benefits our country. If you are an alum, make sure to emphasize that fact that you were an AmeriCorps member and not a volunteer.
Rep. Stutzman R-Ind., has announced he is sponsoring the Volunteer Freedom Act, which would eliminate the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
According to Stutzman, “My bill is based on a simple truth: it’s not volunteering if it comes with a paycheck.” Read the full article here.
We simply do not agree, and we want your voices to be heard.
Visit Rep. Stutzman’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CongressmanMarlinStutzman or twitter page at RepStutzman and comment on the bill to tell him how national service has enabled you to make a difference in your community.
TAKE ACTION: Let him know that the modest stipend one receives as a member of a national service program provides opportunities to make a big difference. We must grow funding for CNCS – not eliminate it – if we want to keep America great.
As always, thank you for your support of service in America.
President, Voices for National Service
Director, Save Service Campaign