Will you sign our open letter to the President asking him to propose 125,000 national service positions this year?
In 2009, one of the first acts of your Presidency was to sign the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act into law -- which promised to grow AmeriCorps from 75,000 to 250,000 annual positions by 2017. Since that time, however, AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the entire Corporation for National and Community Service has been threatened with elimination year after year in Congress only to be saved at the last moment after thousands of Americans rallied in defense of national service.
Now is the time to get the Serve America Act Back on Track!
Mr. President, we need you to call on Congress to expand national service opportunities this year by sending them a budget this March that takes AmeriCorps to over 125,000 members. (Download the full letter here.)