February 22, 2011

Message from Save Service Campaign Director AnnMaura Connolly

February 20, 2011 - Early Saturday morning, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 legislation that would make deep cuts in government spending for the rest of the fiscal year. The measure--which eliminates the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs--passed 235-189.

The House vote is just one step in the legislative process. The bill has been sent to the Senate for their consideration, and the Senate and the President will have opportunities to shape and influence the final spending package. But it is up to us to make certain that the final bill restores funding for service!

Members of Congress have left Washington and returned home for a week-long recess. They will be back in their states and districts talking to constituents, and this presents the perfect opportunity for us to express our disappointment with the House vote and ask that funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service be restored in the final spending bill.

We must take full advantage of this congressional break and this starts with "Save Service District Day" on Friday, February 25th. I encourage you to visit http://www.saveservice.org/ for more information and to sign up to visit your local congressional district office with other service (and service-learning) champions.

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