Calling all national service friends and champions across the states:
It's almost Valentine's Day, and it's time once again time to take action to show our LOVE for service to our representatives on Capitol Hill!
This week, on February 10, President Trump will be releasing his suggested budget to Congress for 2021.
For the fourth time in a row, the President will recommend the complete elimination of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and its programs, including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF). If enacted, President Trump's budget would also eliminate federal funding for state service commissions.
We cannot let this happen. The time is now to begin the fight for 2021.
Luckily, Congress constitutionally holds the "power of the purse." Only Congress can decide how to set the federal budget. So we need you to let your Members of Congress know that we need their continued support to reject these proposed cuts in order to protect and expand national service.
Join the States for Service Coalition this month from February 10-21 to make your voice heard and to protect our critical service programs.
Please take 10 minutes using this campaign tool to call, email, and tweet at your Members of Congress. Phone calls are by far the most effective way to ensure your voice is heard, so we've provided a special tool and phone script that will connect you to your Members of Congress to make it as easy as pie!
Use our campaign tool on the right to make contacting Congress quick and easy. Bonus points if you complete all 3 actions: sending an email, making your phone calls, and posting a message for your elected officials on Twitter.
It takes 10 minutes. We'll even call YOU with a script and patch you through to your 2 Senators' offices and 1 House Representative.
There are 5 key things to say when you speak with them:
- Hi, my name is _________, and I am a constituent.
- I am calling in response to the President’s 2021 budget, which is proposing to eliminate CNCS and its programs AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund.
- I am calling to ask that you reject these proposed cuts, and that you support full and expanded funding for CNCS and its programs in 2021. We need to expand national service, not cut it. It costs so little and does so much good for our state.
- Can we count on your office’s support for CNCS and national service in 2021? Are there any questions you have?
- Thank you for your time.
Just fill out your information using our campaign tool and we'll take you through the rest. Just click through each action to finish.
Please share this link and ask your friends, family, colleagues, and and networks to use this link to tell Congress to say YES to strong, stable, continued and expanded funding for our work!
Thank you for being an advocate,