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Girl Scouts Advocacy Network
The Girl Scouts Advocacy Network provides a tool for you to become a voice for girls and to make a difference in your community and across the nation. Together, we can educate policymakers and community leaders on issues that directly affect girls and the Girl Scouts. By being an advocate, you will have an impact on girl policy issues moving through Congress and state legislatures.
Be the Voice For Girls
Last week President Trump released his FY2018 budget, which recommends eliminating the Corporation for National and Community Service and the AmeriCorps program. This move disregards overwhelming public support and eight decades of strong bipartisan legislative backing national service.
The Trump administration's budget proposal is a set of recommendations for Congress to consider as it makes decisions about federal spending, however, Congress ultimately decides what is and isn’t funded. To ensure our communities continue to receive this essential assistance, we must make sure Congress protects AmeriCorps.
Girl Scout councils across the United States receive support from AmeriCorps. Every day, Girl Scout volunteer, such as those from AmeriCorps, make it possible for girls to enjoy and benefit from experiences and programming that help them become our future leaders.
Now is the time to act—Congress has the opportunity to protect national service funding and save AmeriCorps from elimination. Join us to ask Congress to protect the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps. Let your representatives and senators know how important these organizations are to your community.
Take action - Please send a message to your members of Congress urging them to protect the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps. ...
In December 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act, which regulates how federal funds can be spent by states and local school districts. Girl Scouts worked with other nonprofit, youth-serving organizations to request that Congress include language encouraging local school districts to engage community-based groups, such as Girl Scouts, in providing low income and disadvantaged students out-of-school programs in the areas of STEM, financial literacy, bullying prevention, and environmental education that complement in-class instruction. We’re thrilled to say that this language was included. ...