Speak Up for Service-Learning and Learn and Serve America

Posted by on August 19, 2005

Speak Up for Service-Learning and Learn and Serve America.

September 14, 2005 is Voices for National Service Congressional Hill Day.

Service-learning advocates will team up with representatives from AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs throughout the United States in Washington, DC on September 14th to meet with Members of Congress and their staff to share their stories about the impact of national service on their communities.

The Voices for National Service Hill Day is a powerful way to share with Congress your commitment to national service and to thank them for their support, which is critical if we as a field are to succeed in expanding and strengthening service opportunities for all Americans. This Hill Day allows national service advocates to make the case for Learn and Serve America, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps right as Congress prepares to finalize funding decisions for fiscal year 2006.

Register today! Our goal is to organize a coordinated day of meetings, allowing us to collectively reach at least 100 Members of Congress. If you and your organization would like to participate, register as soon as possible: <a href="http://www.voicesforservice.org/participation_worksheet.htm">http://www.voicesforservice.org/participation_worksheet.htm</a>.

You will be contacted with all necessary information and important next steps once your completed form is received.

For more information, including an overview of the day’s schedule, please visit: <a href="http://www.VoicesForService.org/events.htm">http://www.VoicesForService.org/events.htm</a>.

What if I can’t travel to Washington, DC? Can’t make the trip to Washington, DC? Never fear. You can still make the case for service-learning and Learn and Serve America to your Members of Congress on September 14. Email info@servicelearningunited.org to receive ready-to-use advocacy tools and information so that you can join advocates from around the country as they speak up for Learn and Serve America and the future of national service.

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