PRESIDENT REQUESTS MORE CUTS TO NATIONAL SERVICE FUNDING, Americorps especially hurtPRESIDENT REQUESTS MORE CUTS TO NATIONAL SERVICE FUNDINGIn his February 5th budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2008,President Bush proposed deepening last year's cuts to the Corporationfor National and Community Service. Included were reductions of $5million for Learn and Service America, $9.2 million forAmeriCorps*State and National, $5.7 million for AmeriCorps*VISTA, $25.1million for AmeriCorps*NCCC, $16.1 million for the National ServiceTrust, and $13 million for the Senior Corps. In all, the Corporation'sbudget would be cut by more than $84 million, continuing the downwardtrend since Fiscal Year 2004. To learn more, visithttp://www.servicelearningunited.org andhttp://www.voicesforservice.org
closing libraries... closing peaceful service organizations... what in the heck is going on out there? how can this be? hmm... i suppose more $$ are needed to make war...
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