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Peace Corps News Briefs - Feb 2002
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This month's features include:
I. PRESIDENT BUSH'S PLAN TO DOUBLE THE PEACE CORPS
Read what Bill Moyers, Harris Wofford, and others say about the President Bush's plan to double funding for the Peace Corps over the next five years at:
II. SHOULD THE PEACE CORPS REMAIN AN INDEPENDENT AGENCY?
Read and comment on the op ed piece in our editorial section by Former Peace Corps Director Mark Gearan where he argues that it would be a mistake to let the individual identities of organizations like the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and others be swallowed up by a separate umbrella organization like the US Freedom Corps at:
III. JOIN THE DEBATE ON THE NEW MANDATE
Read the White Paper on the New Mandate for the Peace Corps as well as opposing views and leave your opinion on the ideas that are being proposed by RPCVs Roger Landrum and Dave Hibbert for new legislation for the Peace Corps at:
IV. OMB INCREASES PEACE CORPS BUDGET FOR FY 2003
President Bush has released his proposed budget for FY 2003 which includes an increase in funding for the Peace Corps from $275 M to $320 M for increasing the number of volunteers in the field by 1,200. Read the story at:
V. RPCV CHRIS MATTHEWS COMPARES BUSH TO JFK
Swaziland RPCV Chris Matthews, commentator for MSNBC, recently wrote an article comparing President George W. Bush to JFK saying Bush "is a classic New Frontiersman. If you doubt me, just run through the guy's policy blueprint - higher defense spending, tax cuts, a call to national service." Read the piece and see if you agree or disagree, especially with his assessment of Bush's support of the Peace Corps at:
VI. DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR THE NPCA'S PEACE CORPS 40TH PLUS 1
The NPCA has announced their schedule for the Peace Corps 40th plus one Conference from June 20 to 23 and selected the Omni Shoreham hotel for their center of activities. Over 1300 RPCVs are registered for the conference. Get details at:
VII. US PEACE CORPS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD COUNTRY DIRECTORS
Each year the Director of the Peace Corps appoints 25 new Country Directors to lead Peace Corps programs overseas. Currently, Peace Corps is receiving applications for Country Director positions available for the summer of 2002. The deadline for receipt is March 1, 2002. For more information go to:
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