|By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 1:46 pm: Edit Post|
Peace Corps News Alert:
Surprise House Vote Tuesday to Rename Peace Corps HQ
The House leadership has decided to bring Bill S-360
to the floor Tuesday, July 17, to rename
PEACE CORPS HEADQUARTERS after
the late Sen. Paul Coverdell.
They are making this move under a suspension of the
rules as a non-controversial bill. If this happens,
the bill will pass automatically.
THIS IS A CONTROVERSIAL BILL.
This bill has been discussed in the Peace Corps
Community for the past year and most
volunteers are against the renaming.
Numerous Returned Volunteer groups including the
NPCA have taken the position that the Peace Corps
headquarters should NOT be named after any single
You can find more information on the web at:
THREE THINGS YOU CAN DO
1. Call Speaker Hastert
Congress has operators to compile your
opinions. Please contact Speaker Dennis Hastert's
office and urge him to WITHDRAW the bill
from the House Schedule.
You can leave a message this evening or talk
to an operator at 9 am EST. The motion is
not supposed to go to a vote until tomorrow
afternoon. The earlier you call the better.
Call his office at: 202-225-2976
or send a Fax to: 202-225-0697
Pls do not send an email to the Speaker
- they are ignored.
2. Call your Congressman
and urge him to oppose the motion.
3. Forward this email to other RPCVs