From Friends Committee for National Legislation (http://www.fcnl.org):
Will you take 5 minutes today to help prevent war?
The House has slashed funding for two effective programs to peacefully prevent deadly conflict: the Civilian Response Corps and the Complex Crises Fund. Senator Arlen Specter sits on the subcommittee that has the power to reinstate funding for these programs.
Please write to Senator Specter today at http://capwiz.com/fconl/issues/alert/?alertid=15236866 and ask him to support full funding for these two programs.
President Obama asked Congress for $184 million for the Civilian Response Corps (http://www.fcnl.org/issues/item.php?item_id=3624&issue_id=130), which is a trained group of civilians that the United States can send to help prevent and mitigate crises. The president asked for $100 million for the Complex Crises Fund (http://www.fcnl.org/issues/item.php?item_id=3625&issue_id=130), which would give civilian agencies flexible funds to respond to crises as or before they happen. The House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee slashed funding for these two programs when it marked up its appropriations bill on June 30. Senator Specter, as a member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, could help reinstate the funding.
Please let Senator Specter know that you support funding for civilian capacities to prevent war at http://capwiz.com/fconl/issues/alert/?alertid=15236866. Without strong civilian programs to help prevent and mitigate deadly conflict, the United States will continually find itself pouring billions more into war.