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Letter to Obama – More Peace Corps!

This letter written by former PCN Director Donovan Russell. Dear President Obama: On Saturday of this week there will be a rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington in support of a proposed appropriation for the Peace Corps in the amount of 450 million dollars. The intent is to promote resources

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Bhutanese Refugee Videos & Resources

This info courtesy of Doug Hall. Just do a search on YouTube for “Bhutanese refugee” and you’ll find quite a few videos of various sorts.  New ones keep cropping up and old ones are taken down Here are a few http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kYk-XQg1o8&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dBhpEE89qE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up29_ppJ_2g&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeqqZG9rK0g http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq3w8EjtTuI&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU_MsYB9LlE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYQ_h-spedg&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DryNAyeFDo8&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPlCLg3B7WI The

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Peace Corps Budget Increase??

A Milestone for the Peace Corps Showing incredible political courage, Representative Howard Berman in today’s hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee tossed out the administration’s $373 million figure for the Peace Corps in FY 2010 and replaced it with $450 million. This is a gigantic step for the Peace

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Hope for Nepal Fundraising Dinner at NYU School of Law April 24

Attention Nepalko Peace Corps Swayamsewakharu! Presenting the 4th Annual Hope for Nepal Fundraising Dinner at NYU School of Law KRISIKO ASHA (Hope for Agriculture) $20 General/$10 students Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 7 PM An dinner and show to launch a Greening Villages Campaign for 4,500 farmers living in 16

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Write President By March 6 to Increase PC Budget

You may have already heard that the Continuing Resolution for 2009 budgets just $340 million for the Peace Corps- just a $9 million increase over the 2008 budget. This increase will result in hundreds of fewer spots in the Peace Corps due to costly new security procedures worldwide.  I am

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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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