Yesterday afternoon, the subcommittee in the House that oversees funding for national service programs like AmeriCorps and YouthBuild voted to approve their draft budget for 2018. Thanks to your hard work and dedication, the committee's draft budget rejects President Trump’s proposal to eliminate AmeriCorps, and fully funds both AmeriCorps and YouthBuild at their FY17 levels.
This is a tremendous first step on the path to victory but it's just the beginning of a long process that will last through the Fall — the fight is not over until the full House and Senate act, and the FY18 budget becomes law. And we’ve still got work to do — unfortunately, the subcommittee that oversees funding for the Peace Corps accepted the President’s recommended cuts. We’ll be working with allies in the House and the Senate to ensure that piece of the budget does not become a reality. That work starts today with you.
Take action on social media: tell Congress that we need to EXPAND national service so every young American has the opportunity to serve.