"Markup Madness" -- Call the Hill to Protect + Expand National Service!

June 5-8, 2018


CALL SCRIPT: “Hello, my name is ___________ and I am a constituent from TOWN. I am calling to ask the [Representative/Senator] to expand funding for national service programs like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps in the FY19 budget. Our goal is to expand AmeriCorps to 100,000 Americans in service each year and to increase funding for Senior Corps so more older Americans can use their skills and experience to make a difference in their communities. Thank you.”

Campaign Information:

The month of June is a critical time for national service appropriations. Over the next 2-3 weeks, Congress will be making important decisions about the future of funding for AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund. It's time for us to make sure they do the right thing.

As you might remember, the administration has again proposed to eliminate the Corporation for National and Community Service, its programs, and state service commissions. But we aren’t going to let that happen. We need to remind Congress that our commissions and programs are vital to the communities they represent, cost effective and impactful, and enjoy strong bipartisan support. In fact, let’s ask them to strengthen and expand national service again this year just as Congress did in the recent FY18 budget bill.
 
We need to make sure Congress hears us loud and clear: it’s time to increase funding for AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Volunteer Generation Fund and state service commissions.

If you live in the states below,  your Senator sits on the committee that will determine how much funding CNCS should get next year–which means it’s even more important they hear from you! When you make your call, make sure to stay on the line until you’re connected to his or her office:

AL: Senator Shelby; AK: Senator Murkowski; AR: Senator Boozman; CA: Senator Feinstein; CT:  Senator Murphy; DE: Senator Coons; FL: Senator Rubio; HI: Senator Schatz; IL:  Senator Durbin; KS: Senator Moran; KY: Senator McConnell; LA: Senator Kennedy; MD: Senator Van Hollen; ME: Senator Collins; MO: Senator Blunt; MS: Senator Hyde-Smith; ND: Senator Hoeven; NH: Senator Shaheen; OK: Senator Lankford; OR: Merkley; RI: Reed; SC: Graham; TN: Alexander; WA: Senator Murray; WI: Senator Baldwin; WV: Senators Moore-Capito and Manchin

Use the link below to make calling Congress quick and easy. We'll even call YOU with a script and patch you through to your two Senators and one House Representative (just 3 calls total -- no more than 10 minutes). You’ll receive a call back from 202-813-1730. When you’re connected to your member’s office, follow the script below and be sure to tell them your name, where you’re from, and ask them to support the expansion of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. Once your first call is complete, don’t hang up! Press * to be connected to your next member of Congress.

Your calls to Congress matter. Please ask your friends, family, Board members, Commissioners, and networks to make a call too!

In service,

States for Service (S4S) Coalition
An initiative of America's Service Commissions