Save AmeriCorps

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Whereas,

300,000 AmeriCorps members have already served their
country, and thousands more stand ready to serve;

Whereas,

AmeriCorps members meet critical needs every day
across the USA in education, health care, public
safety, environmental protection and disaster relief;

Whereas,

900 AmeriCorps programs have been carefully built over
a decade with public and private sector support, and

Whereas,

the latest federal government cuts will eliminate thousands
of AmeriCorps members, effectively abandoning thousands
more children, schools, seniors and communities who rely
on AmeriCorps members for vital services...

We urgently request that the President and Congress approve
$200 million in emergency funding to maintain AmeriCorps
membership at current levels, and thereby prevent hundreds
of AmeriCorps programs from shutting down nationwide.