There’s a lot on the line right now. With continued reports of widespread cuts to critical programs — like AmeriCorps — we’re competing for our policymakers’ attention. It is more important than ever to make your voice heard to protect national service.
I know we have faced challenges in the past but this is different. Federal investments are under a microscope and being scrutinized like never before. Over the past week, we generated thousands of emails and calls to Congress, but I’ll be honest — it’s not enough. We must keep the momentum going if we want to break through. We have to continue to make the case for national service.
You and I both know that national service is one of the most American experiences there is. It has the power to bring people together from diverse backgrounds and unite our country — something that is needed now more than ever. We should be expanding — not eliminating — national service so every young person has the opportunity to serve.
We can’t let up now.