On June 13, 2009 supporters held a rally in Washington D.C. to support funding for the Peace Corps. San Diego's own SDCOE superintendent Randolph Ward was a peace corps volunteer.
Get Set for Big House Vote Tomorrow
Tomorrow morning, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs is expected to meet and finalize its funding recommendations for Peace Corps and other international affairs programs.
Chairwoman of the Subcommittee, Nita Lowey, says $450 Million for Peace Corps!
A short while ago, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, appearing on the Chris Matthews Show, announced that the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, will recommend $450 Million in funding for Peace Corps for Fiscal Year 2010.
Chris Matthews of Hardball and Orth are both RPCVs (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers). Matthews served in Swaziland from 1969 to 1971, while Orth served in Colombia from 1964 to 1966.