As the Peace Corps prepares to mark its 60th anniversary year, 2021will also mark the redeployment of volunteers following the difficult decision last spring to temporarily suspend its global programs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This redeployment can serve as a moment of rejuvenation for the Peace Corps and our national reconnection with the world, as well as our recommitment to building world peace and friendship.
A source of frustration, and one familiar to all Peace Corps activities, is the gap between the growing number of tasks assigned or taken on by the Peace Corps and the budget allocated to carry them out.
Congress needs to show its commitment to the Peace Corps and its volunteers. Sen. Patrick Leahy will be critical to this effort. That's because the Senate Appropriations Committee is proposing to cut Peace Corps funding by more than $50 million.
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