Urgent Action for NEO Literacy Corps

Save Service in America SaveService.orgOver the past couple years, I have worked very hard to bring a literacy-focused AmeriCorps program to Cleveland, Ohio called Northeast Ohio Literacy Corps.  We join other local programs like CityYear Cleveland, VISTA, and Cleveland Scholarship Program as local beneficieries of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  With the latest legislation, funding for CNCS is under negotiation.

Dear readers and friends, I ask you for the sake of this successful program, please take a few minutes this week to SPEAK UP NOW.  Let your legislators know you want to continue funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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Wednesday, August 10th:
3 Ways to Target Senator Sherrod Brown
  1. Join our visit.  Go to SaveService.org, enter your address, and sign up for our district office visit at 1:00pm, 1301 East Ninth St., Suite 1710, Cleveland, OH 44114
  1. Can’t come downtown?  Take two minutes to call the district office that day at 216.522.7272 and simply say “My name is x from the city of y.  As a constituent, I want to tell Senator Brown to vote to continue funding for the Corporation on National and Community Service, and to exclude the Segal Education Award from federal taxes (H.R. 1816).”  (Additional talking points here)
  1. Send a message via Senator Brown’s website with Message Topic “Federal Budget” and leave the Comments “Please vote to continue federal funding for the Corporation on National and Community Service and to exclude the Segal Education Award from federal taxes.  Thank you being a member of the National Service Caucus.”
Friday, August 12th:
3 Ways to Target Senator Rob Portman
  1. Join our visit.  Go to SaveService.org, enter your address, and sign up for our district office visit at 1:00pm at 1240 East Ninth Street, Room 3061, Cleveland, Ohio 44199 (bring photo ID to enter building).
  1. Can’t come downtown?  Take two minutes to call the district office that day at 216.522.7095 and simply say “My name is x from the city of y.  As a constituent, I want to tell Senator Brown to vote to continue funding for the Corporation on National and Community Service, and to exclude the Segal Education Award from federal taxes (H.R. 1816).”  (Additional talking points here)
  1. Send a message via Senator Portman’s website with Message Topic “Budget”, Subject “Fund the Corporation for National and Community Service” and write the message “Please vote to continue federal funding for the Corporation on National and Community Service and to exclude the Segal Education Award from federal taxes.  This cost effective program has secured the commitment of millions of dollars in private matching funds to promote national interests like economic growth and opportunity. Members are trained for lifelong productivity and civic engagement through community service.”

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