Take Action to Expand National Service!
Just as the bald eagle overcame extinction in the 1970s and is now thriving, we’re fighting to overcome the extinction of national service in the President’s 2019 budget and expand it. It’s time to let national service soar.
President Trump’s 2019 budget proposes the elimination of AmeriCorps, the largest national service program — which would prevent 75,000 young Americans from making an impact in our communities every year. Two other major national service programs, the Peace Corps and YouthBuild, are facing proposed cuts as well.
National service represents the best America has to offer — a commitment to our citizens and our country. It gives us the strength we need to overcome pressing issues like natural disasters, the opioid epidemic, workforce development, and education inequity.
Did you know that American bald eagles were in danger of extinction in the 1970s — just like national service programs like AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and YouthBuild are in danger of extinction in the White House’s 2019 budget proposal?
Service year supporters, advocates, and alums are taking page out of the eagles’ playbook, fighting to overcome national service extinction on the streets of Washington, DC and beyond.
Trump's 2019 budget includes cuts to volunteer programs like Americorps and Senior Corps. Some "eagles" flew around Capitol Hill Monday to protest in an attempt to keep the programs from going extinct. pic.twitter.com/GqzCRTtJZe— VICE News (@vicenews) May 9, 2018
It's time for a caption contest! What would you caption this picture? Have fun with it! We'll share our favorite submissions and tell you the real caption at the end of the day. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/yX8il9hnZA— Express (@WaPoExpress) May 7, 2018
You don’t see this every day! The #EaglesinDC are spreading their wings and making their voices heard with more bird puns than you could imagine! #LetUsServe— Service Year (@ServiceYear) May 7, 2018
Tune in now to watch LIVE: https://t.co/wGRASnEIwx pic.twitter.com/LT0uJcljDs
Service Year Alliance is organizing a rally at the Capitol at 11:30 a.m. that over 200 advocates dressed in giant inflatable eagle costumes are expected to attend. https://t.co/maeSrddm3u— Heard on the Hill (@HeardontheHill) May 7, 2018
Want to join the #EaglesInDC in urging Congress to let national service soar? Follow this link to tweet at your Representative to expand investments in @AmeriCorps and @SeniorCorps: https://t.co/uX2i4U0rKR https://t.co/c2yk1W1hWK— Voices for Service (@Voices4Service) May 7, 2018
Just as the #baldeagle overcame extinction in the 1970s & is now thriving, the #EaglesinDC are fighting to overcome the extinction of #nationalservice in the President’s 2019 budget & expand it. It’s time to let national service soar. https://t.co/KIyAAHPuob. #LetUsServe pic.twitter.com/MQjYu75jmC— Service Year (@ServiceYear) May 3, 2018