New National Effort for Kerry-Edwards by Former Peace Corps Volunteers

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"RPCVs for Kerry" held a Press Conference last week and made their statement of support for John Kerry. Read why Dr. Robert Pastor, Ambassador Parker Borg, and Paul Oostburg Sanz say RPCVs should support Kerry for President..

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New National Effort for Kerry-Edwards by Former Peace Corps Volunteers

New National Effort for Kerry-Edwards by Former Peace Corps Volunteers

New National Effort for Kerry-Edwards by Former Peace Corps Volunteers

New National Effort for Kerry-Edwards by Former Peace Corps Volunteers Press Conference scheduled to announce support ________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday, October 6, 2004 12:15 to 1 p.m.

Lisagor Room National Press Club

529 14th Street, NW Washington, DC

(October 4, 2004) A group of returned Peace Corps volunteers and staff have scheduled a press conference in Washington DC to announce their support for the Kerry-Edwards ticket. The group, which now numbers nearly one thousand and growing, is concerned that the current administrationís approach to foreign policy has been far too reliant on military approaches to national security and downplayed the role of diplomacy, foreign aid and direct citizen-to-citizen efforts such as the Peace Corps.

The press conference will feature remarks by leading members of the Peace Corps community whose expertise on foreign policy and environmental issues demonstrate why they believe that a Kerry-Edwards Administration will better address the challenges the developing world faces. Returned volunteers and staff from all walks of life will be present to discuss how this group will mobilize support from the Peace Corps community.

Speakers include:

§ The Honorable David Magnani, State Senator, MA (emcee)

§ The Honorable Robert Pastor

§ Paul Oostburg San

z§ Mike Tidwell





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By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-9-111.balt.east.verizon.net - 141.157.9.111) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 11:58 am: Edit Post

Statement of Support for John Kerry and John Edwards by Returned Peace Corps Alumni

Statement of Support for John Kerry and John Edwards by Returned  Peace Corps Alumni

Statement of Support for John Kerry and John Edwards by Returned Peace Corps Alumni

Statement of Support for John Kerry and John Edwards

By Returned Peace Corps Alumni

We joined the Peace Corps because we were committed to the idea that Americans could partner with people of different nations, cultures, religions and political philosophies to address world wide problems of poverty, ignorance, disease and underdevelopment. We learned much about the cultures and countries and in which we served and formed lasting friendships around the world.

As returned Peace Corps volunteers and staff members, we are profoundly concerned by the greatly diminished respect and trust for the US in our countries of service and elsewhere. This loss has been the consequence of policies and attitudes of the Bush-Cheney Administration that have squandered the universal good will for Americans after 9/11. They have alienated the populations of our traditional allies and created fear and distrust of the USA in countless other nations.

The insularity, lack of cross-cultural understanding and recklessness of this Administration has been demonstrated most tragically by an internationally unsanctioned and ill conceived war in Iraq. It has also been seen in their abrogation of previously negotiated global agreements to control climate change, to hold gross violators of human rights legally accountable before an international tribunal and to stop nuclear testing and proliferation.

This is the most important election in our lifetimes. It can decisively shape the relationship between the US and the world and thus the security and prosperity of our own nation and the well being of the people with whom we worked in the Peace Corps.

We support the election of John Kerry as President and John Edwards as Vice President because they offer an opportunity to bring a more peaceful solution in Iraq, to reestablish mutual respect in our international relations and to more effectively combat terrorism by addressing its causes as well as its manifestations.

www.rpc4kerryedwards.org





When this story was posted in October 2004, this was on the front page of PCOL:


Director Gaddi Vasquez:  The PCOL Interview Director Gaddi Vasquez: The PCOL Interview
PCOL sits down for an extended interview with Peace Corps Director Gaddi Vasquez. Read the entire interview from start to finish and we promise you will learn something about the Peace Corps you didn't know before.

Plus the debate continues over Safety and Security.
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Governor Schwarzenegger praised the Peace Corps at the Republican National Convention: "We're the America that sends out Peace Corps volunteers to teach village children." Schwarzenegger has previously acknowledged his debt to his father-in-law, Peace Corps Founding Director Sargent Shriver, for teaching him "the joy of public service" and Arnold is encouraging volunteerism by creating California Service Corps and tapping his wife, Maria Shriver, to lead it. Leave your comments and who can come up with the best Current Events Funny?
 Peace Corps: One of the Best Faces of America Peace Corps: One of the Best Faces of America
Teresa Heinz Kerry celebrates the Peace Corps Volunteer as one of the best faces America has ever projected in a speech to the Democratic Convention. The National Review disagreed and said that Heinz's celebration of the PCV was "truly offensive." What's your opinion and can you come up with a Political Funny?


Read the stories and leave your comments.






Some postings on Peace Corps Online are provided to the individual members of this group without permission of the copyright owner for the non-profit purposes of criticism, comment, education, scholarship, and research under the "Fair Use" provisions of U.S. Government copyright laws and they may not be distributed further without permission of the copyright owner. Peace Corps Online does not vouch for the accuracy of the content of the postings, which is the sole responsibility of the copyright holder.

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