By Jonathan Pearson on Monday, March 10th, 2014
California Congressman Sam Farr served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia from 1964-66
We are into the final hours of the House of Representatives “Dear Colleague” letter, urging support for strong funding for the Peace Corps in the next fiscal year (FY 2015). Thanks to your help, we are now just two signatures shy of setting a new record level of support.
Colombia RPCV Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA) is leading the charge on the letter, which asks the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations to support $400 million for the Peace Corps in Fiscal Year 2015. This request would represent a 5 percent increase over current funding and return the Peace Corps to funding levels it had reached five years ago. The other four Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in the House of Representatives – Tom Petri (R-WI), Mike Honda (D-CA), John Garamendi (D-CA) and Joe Kennedy (D-MA) – are all original signers of the letter. …