Voices for National Service is highlighting letters that four of the organizations we’re fortunate to serve sent to members of Congress in support of the CORPS Act.
Voices is working to get emergency funding and the important flexibilities from the CORPS Act into the Senate’s COVID-19 relief package. Ultimately, decisions about what is and is not included in the package will be made by Leadership and the relevant Committee Chairs. For CNCS, these decision makers are Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO), and HELP and LHHS Appropriations Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA). It is important that these senators hear from as many programs as possible.
If you’re a program leader, check out the letters below from four organizations we serve: Jumpstart, FoodCorps, Green City Force and Greak Oaks. The letters are stellar and were highlighted by Voices as models to use.
Philip Maxson, Chief of Staff, Sen. McConnell
Mike Lynch, Chief of Staff, Sen. Schumer
David Cleary, Chief of Staff, Sen. Alexander
Stacy McBride, Chief of Staff, Sen. Blunt
Mindi Linquist, Chief of Staff, Senator Murray