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Get Your Congressperson to Act on HR 1066 !!

On February 13, 2009, RPCV Congressman Sam Farr (CA-D) introduced the Peace Corps Expansion Act 2009 (House Bill 1066) in the House of Representatives, with 40 co-sponsors. The ambition of the bill and the number of co-sponsors sent a shock wave through Congress. *We have to rally to support HR

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Nepal’s Faltering Peace Process (ICG Report)

Kathmandu/Brussels, 19 February 2009: Despite successful elections and a lasting military ceasefire, Nepal’s peace process is facing its most severe tests yet. Nepal’s Faltering Peace Process,* the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the fragile state of Nepal’s peace process. Ten months after the elections, the constitution-writing process

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Thangkas for Sale & Bhutanese Update

Some beautiful Tibetan Buddhist Thangkas have been donated to Friends of nepal to be used as a fundraiser for the Bhutanese Resettlement matching fund. You can purchase on our website:http://www.friendsofnepal.com/?page_id=276. These are a great value and all profits will be used to provide direct assistance to Bhutanese Refugees. If you

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Peace Talks In NY, Featuring Nepal RPCVs NOV 7

Luckily for us, we have a few more PeaceTalks coming up at the RMA!   Here is the upcoming schedule:   Friday, November 7– Heather Bush (2004)     Heather was in the last group of Peace Corps volunteers before the program evacauted Nepal due to increasing political turmoil.   Friday,

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100 House Parties to Support Doubling Peace Corps

There is an effort underway, led by Nepal RPCV Rajeev Goyal, to double the Peace Corps budget by 2010. I think this is something we all support. Some info below including locations of 100 House Parties all over the world -the first stage of the campaign. One of the parties

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Honoring Mike Frame

Michael Frame, 67 Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 10:47 pm Michael Warren Frame, age 67, of Northfield and Pokhara, Nepal, died on Friday, May 23, 2008, after a seven-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Mike was born on Oct. 28, 1940, in Northfield, to William Gibson Frame and Minnie Errington Frame.

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