Peace Corps Reform Plan

Memorandum
To: Friends of the Peace Corps
From: Chuck Ludlam and Paula Hirschoff (RPCVs)
Re: Peace Corps Reform Plan
Date: July 2009
With President Obama’s nomination of Aaron Williams for Peace Corps Director which we strongly support and the probable Congressional approval of increased appropriations, the Peace Corps is poised

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Breaking News: Peace Corps Expansion Act of 2009 Introduced

Straight from my inbox – Dear Ardent Supporters of MorePeaceCorps,
California Congressman Sam Farr (Colombia 61-63) along with 40 co-sponsors has introduced HR 1066 in the 111th Congress calling for $450 million to the Peace Corps in 2010, $600 million in 2011, and $750 million in 2012. Forty members of

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Politicizing Peace Corps

In the August 4th Washington Post, this paragraph stuck out from the story “Gonzales Now Says Top Aides Got Political Briefings” :
At the July 24 hearing, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) asked Gonzales whether any of “the leadership of the Department of Justice” had participated in political briefings, pointing

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Breaking down the Peace Corps Volunteer Empowerment Act

On March 1st, 2007 Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT), a former Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic, introduced the Peace Corps Volunteer Empowerment Act. This legislation is meant to address the many issues brought forth by returned and current Peace Corps Volunteers regarding project funding, administration oversight and volunteer participation

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Hearing Scheduled for The Peace Corps Volunteer Empowerment Act

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will convene on July 25th to hear testimony on S. 732, The Peace Corps Volunteer Empowerment Act. Witnesses include:
Panel 1
The Honorable Ronald A. Tschetter
Director
Peace Corps
Washington, DC
Panel 2
The Honorable Mark L. Schneider
Former Director of the Peace Corps
Senior

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Peace Corps Volunteer Empowerment Act

On March 1st the Peace Corps Volunteer Empowerment Act (S.732) was introduced into Senate. This legislation contains many of the things that RPCVs and current PCVs in Guyana fought for. I know that in our Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC) meetings many of these issues were brought up, some successfully like

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