June 30, 2002 - What you can do to help pass the new Peace Corps Bill

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How RPCVs can help pass new Peace Corps Legislation

What's in the Bill?

The Peace Corps Bill

Senator Dodd's Statement on why he introduced the bill

Where the legislation stands

Two scenarios for passage of Peace Corps Legislation 1 September 2002

How to support the Bill

RPCVs lobby for new Peace Corps Bill

Here's what you can do to support the Bill

What to do to help make this bill become a law

Tools to Support the Bill

Click here and enter your ZIP Code to contact Congress

See if your Senators have become co-sponsors of the Bill

See if your Congressman has become a co-sponsor of the Bill

Leave a copy of your message here after you've contacted Congress

Supporters of the Bill

Former Peace Corps Director Mark Schneider
"I strongly support the fundamental purpose of the Act."

NPCA President Dane Smith
The NPCA supports the bill and intends "to work hard for its passage."

RPCV Barbara Ferris
"I speak in strong support of the Peace Corps Charter for the 21st Century Act."

RPCV John Coyne
Senator Dodd, I join with other RPCVs in "thanking you for working to strengthen the Peace Corps."

Background Information on the Bill

Coverage of Senator Dodd's Hearings

Coverage on the Previous Draft Bill

RPCV Congressmen support Peace Corps Autonomy

Rep. Sam Farr discusses the legislation with PCOL

The Case for Peace Corps Independence

The Peace Corps Fund

By bankass.com on Tuesday, July 02, 2002 - 6:01 am: Edit Post

Senator Dodd's Bill should not pass. He leaves out volunteers in the bill. The Volunteers make up the program. Volunteers should have safety when they serve. Senator Dodd thinks he is still in the Dominican Republic during the 1960's. The World has changed. 15 Volunteers have been killed, died or are missing since 1996. It is the most important part of helping the program, yet he ignores the needs of volunteers to protect themselves from violence, targeting of American citizens serving in government and refuses to implement or propose preventative measures in safety by providing each volunteer with an another volunteer at his or her site. I strongly recommend other volunteers call your Congressman and Senator stating you want safety at Peace Corps before you want a fourth goal. Two volunteers at every site for safety was in the original proposal. Dodd's staff person cut it out. They did not serve in Peace Corps.

By Joanne Marie Roll (joey) on Sunday, July 21, 2002 - 10:14 pm: Edit Post

Please contact your congressional delegation and/or those Senators and congresspersons already supporting the new Peace Corps legislation. Please ask that SB #2667 be amended to include the following section:
"No U.S. persons receiving funding through this Act shall have any relationship with any
United States intelligence agency or be used to accomplish any other goal that the goals established by the Peace Corps Act."
We must protect the RPCVs; their nonprofits and activities which might be funded
through the passage of this legislation. Thank you.

By unionmaid on Friday, November 29, 2002 - 9:46 pm: Edit Post

I just received an email action alert to write to my Senator (Specter) to stop introduction of language into the funding of the Peace Corps that would permit Peace Corps Volunteers to be involved with the CIA and other intelligence gathering agencies. I can't find anything on this site to indicate that is likely. I would work very hard to stop such language if I thought this was a possibility. Aside from my ideological outrage at this possibility, my son is a volunteer in Guatemala, and I believe this type of language would put him at risk. Will someone who knows the current status please post? (29 Nov 02)

By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, November 30, 2002 - 12:48 am: Edit Post

For more information on the status of the bill and discussion of the changes in the Amended version of the bill that passed the Senate go to these two links:

October 21, 2002: Peace Corps Bill passes in Senate

November 17, 2002 - Congress adjourns without passing Peace Corps Bill

By Linda Mori (pool-71-97-15-102.dfw.dsl-w.verizon.net - on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 3:07 am: Edit Post

I am looking for PCV who were in Chuuk, Micronesia from l967 up to 2006

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