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Fri, Feb. 18th, 2005, 09:32 am

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to publicize an upcoming campaign that affects the budget of the Peace Corps.

*National Day of Action:
Oppose Elimination of Loan Program
Support Increased Peace Corps Funding*

The NPCA's National Day of Action is less than two weeks away! On March 1st, we
ask all supporters to contact members of Congress with the following messages:

*OPPOSE* elimination of the Federal Perkins Loan Program - Under this program,
low and middle income students are eligible to have their loans forgiven if they become Peace Corps (or VISTA) volunteers. The President's Budget would eliminate this loan program.

*SUPPORT* an appropriation of at least $345 Million for the Peace Corps - The
President's budget calls for $345 million for Peace Corps in Fiscal Year 2006.
This represents an 8.5% increase over the current Peace Corps budget.