January 1, 2002 - Vasquez nomination voted in Committee - The New Mandate

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Sargent Shriver calls for a New Peace Corps 15 November
A New Peace Corps for a New Century 18 July

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RPCV serves as Chaplain to help heal souls at hospital 26 December
Former Peace Corps Worker sells Jewelry to Support two Causes 27 December
Peace Corps Alumni Create Foundation for Philippine Development 27 December
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Costa Rica RPCVs establish Biological Reserve 24 December
Costa Rica RPCVs teach American students how Peace Works 24 December
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Interconnection weaves a Web of Support Around the Globe 16 July
Pedals for Progress wins Rolex Award 13 July
Washington DC RPCVs support the Community Bridge Project 12 July
RPCV helps high school teach water-testing skills in Nepal 5 June

LA Times: Peace Corps Volunteers: America's Diplomats in Central Asia 28 November
Wall Street Journal: Peace Corps Veterans work in Afghan propaganda war 8 November
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Couples time in Uzbekistan ends 7 November
Grand Rapids Press: RPCVs say Afghanistan is a different world 14 October
For facts on the Taliban, World turns to RPCV from Omaha 1 October
Peace Corps suspends Programs in Central Asia 1 October
A Returned Volunteer who served in Afghanistan talks about the Taliban 16 September
An Afghan Nationals' Peace Corps for Afghanistan? 26 September
Assignment: Uzbekistan 26 November
Uzbekistan gave meaning to religious freedom to ex-Peace Corps Volunteer 26 November

The Hill: A flawed choice to head the Peace Corps 5 December
Complete Documentation on the Hearings 15 November
Our First Hand Report on the Confirmation Hearings 15 November
Editorial: Our Assessment of the Confirmation Hearings 15 November
Director Jack Hood Vaughn's Statement to RPCV Senator Chris Dodd 14 November
New York Observer: A Scandalous Nomination: Bush's Peace Corps Pick 21 November

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Peace Corps News - January, 2002

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This month's features include:

For the first time in Peace Corps history, there was heated discussion and votes cast in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee against the nominee for Peace Corps Director. Read the story about the senators who voted against Mr. Vasquez and what they said. Then find out why the Orange County Weekly printed the story that Latino leader Zeke Hernández says Vasquez critics are racists. Examine the facts on whether or not Mr. Vasquez misled the Senate in his testimony before the Foreign Relations Committee. And finally find out when the nomination will be coming before the full Senate for a vote.

Read our feature article on a group of Returned Volunteers who have been meeting with members of Congress to work for changes in the legislation that governs the Peace Corps. Their purpose is to seek a new mandate that redefines the Peace Corps to meet the challenges of the new century. Read what their ideas are, what has been done so far, leave your comments, and get involved with this RPCV group that seeks to take the best of the old and combine it with all we've learned in the past 40 years.

This month we have a feature story that responds to Sargent Shriver's call for service at the Peace Vigil last September. We take a look at 12 different RPCV groups and how they are continuing the call to service. Read about the group that is helping develop Science Teaching Aids for Eritrea, the RPCV group that has established a Biological Reserve in Costa Rica, the group that has built 120 schools around the world, the group that is helping women in Nepal market their jewelry in the United States, and many others. See what RPCV groups are doing and get involved.

Peace Corps Online also presents it's regular news sections with what is going on with: Volunteers in the field, Peace Corps Overseas Programs, Peace Corps Washington, Congressional Relations, Peace Corps Recruitment, Special Reports, Service and Advocacy, the Third Goal, RPCVs in the News, and Upcoming RPCV Reunions.

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