September 18, 2002 - NPCA list serv: NPCA hires coordinator to make calls for Peace Corps Legislation

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NPCA hires coordinator to make calls for Peace Corps Legislation

Read and comment on this email from the NPCA listserv on NPCA's call for support of the pending Peace Corps legislation and how they have hired a full time staff person to make calls on behalf of the legislation at:


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FROM: Dave Hibbard & Roger Landrum, Coalition for the PC Charter for the 21st
Century, & Dane Smith, Ed Crane and Pat Reilly of the NPCA


We are down to the wire---itís the bottom of the 9th and the bases are
loaded. Congress adjourns for this session on October 5th.

We need you immediate action in the Senate, and in the House....and


Call your Senator (212-224-3121 is the Capitol Switchboard. Ask to be
connected with your Senatorís office). Ask for the Staffer in charge of
Peace Corps affairs. Tell them who you are and that you want your Senator to
support the Peace Corps by co-sponsoring Senate bill # 2667, the Peace Corps
Charter for the 21st Century. Ask for the Stafferís email address and fax
number. Put the same request into an email and also send the same request
via a fax. Call back weekly to inquire if your Senator has signed on as a
co-sponsor yet. If your Senator is Helms, Lugar, Hagel, G. Smith, Frist,
Chafee, Allen, Brownback, Enzi, Biden, Sarbanes, Feingold, Wellstone, Boxer,
Nelson or Rockefeller, all on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, your
communication is especially important.


Call your Representative (212-224-3121 is the Capitol Switchboard. Ask to
be connected to your Representativeís office). Tell them there are 2
competing bills concerning the Peace Corps in the House right now, HR 4979,
supported by the NPCA and the RPCV Community, and HR 5255 which provides
ONLY for money to expand the Peace Corps.
Tell the Staffer you want your Representative to support and co-sponsor
HR 4979 because it is a much better and more comprehensive bill which calls
for an expanded role for RPCVs in forwarding the goals of the Peace Corps
(which HR 5255 does not advocate.) Ask the Staffer for his email address and
fax number and send him/her the same requests by email and fax. Call back
weekly for progress. If your Representative is Hyde, Gilman, Leach,
Bereuter, C. Smith, Burton, Gallegly, Ros-Lehtinen, Ballenger, Rohrabacher,
Royce, King, Chabot, Houghton, McHugh, Burr, Cooksey, Tancredo, Paul, N.
Smith, Pitts, Issa, Cantor, Flake, Kerns, Davis, or M. Green, all on the
House International Relations Committee, your communication is vitally


Call The President at 202-224-1414, ask to leave an opinion and tell his
voice mail you are in favor of S 2667 and HR 4979. Fax him the same message
to the White House, at 202-456-2461.


Call the Peace Corps Director, Gaddi Vasquez, and the Deputy Director,
Jody Olsen (RPCV Tunisia) at 800-424-8580 (the Switchboard), ask to speak to
the Director, and then the Deputy Director, then leave your message with
which ever Staff person you get. Fax the same message to 202-692-2101. Fax
and call once a week.


We need your financial support---if we are going to get this legislation
passed! We have hired an extra person to:

1) send out these email alerts to you

2) make phone calls to RPCVs in Key Congressional Districts to enlist
their support

3) make phone calls to the Congressional Staffers, just like what we are
asking you to do

4) maintain contact among the RPCVs of the advocacy network---

We need to pay this Extra Person (Britta) a salary and we have limited
funds. Please, each of you, send $25 - $50 - $100 or more, today, made out
to NPCA Advocacy Coalition (tax deductible) and send to

1900 L St. NW Suite 205
Washington, DC 20036

Democracy is not a spectator sport. Thank you for your support!


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