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Action Alert: Tell Congress to Pass the CORPS Act!

Take Action by May 31st

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The States for Service Coalition, Service Year Alliance, and AmeriCorps Alums are teaming up to ask Congress to pass the new CORPS Act (Senate Bill 1165) in 2021. The CORPS Act will make a significant investment in national service programs, participants, and state service commissions over a three-year period, and contribute to our nation’s long-term economic recovery.

But we need your help.

Please contact Congress in support of the CORPS Act as soon as possible and no later than May 31st. It takes less than 5 minutes using our link below to send emails and tweets.

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Background: On April 15, 2021, Senators Chris Coons and Roger Wicker reintroduced the CORPS Act (Cultivating Opportunity and Recovery from the Pandemic through Service Act). They were also joined by a bipartisan list of co-sponsors in introducing the bill including: Sens. Baldwin (D-WI), Booker (D-NJ), Duckworth (D-IL), Durbin (D-IL), Kelly (D-AZ), Klobuchar (D-MN), Reed (D-RI), King (I-ME), Blunt (R-MO), Cassidy (R-LA), Collins (R-ME), Cornyn (R-TX), Graham (R-SC), Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Rubio (R-FL). 

The CORPS Act proposes an $8 billion investment in national service programs, members, and state service commissions over a three-year period in order to contribute to our nation’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The CORPS Act will also enable national service to contribute to recovery by growing a more diverse group of participants and local nonprofit programs, improving the quality of service experiences through increased living allowances and education awards, stabilizing existing programs, and targeting COVID-impacted communities and economic recovery projects.

Thank you for helping recruit new Senate co-sponsors, and for extending our gratitude to the 2021 current bill leaders!

-States for Service Coalition, Service Year Alliance, and AmeriCorps Alums

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Want to learn more?

Download our 2-page overview, Senate bill summary, and social media toolkit for your reference and use in promoting this important and exciting piece of legislation.

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