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house Bill H.R. 2259

Should the Peace Corps Give Volunteers a Raise & Provide More Health and Safety Support?

Argument in favor

Peace Corps volunteers are an important part of American volunteer efforts abroad who improve the quality of life for many people in the developing world. They deserve a raise and this bill ensures their health and safety while they’re serving abroad.

Mark's Opinion
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07/10/2018
The Peace Corp is a uniquely American institution, it is one of many ways the United States engages both in diplomacy and humanitarian aid. Those who volunteer to join the Peace Corp are making great sacrifices for those less fortunate. It is a moral value system that ought to be supported and nurtured. Further the people and government of the United States should support and protect their citizens who are working over seas.
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Loi's Opinion
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07/10/2018
Perhaps if we paid people who truly are altruistic and have the spirit to give we should be giving them a raise. Awful lot of overpaid yes men in this world if you ask me.
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07/10/2018
These people put their lives on the line to help those in need all over the world. They deserve nothing but the best.
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Argument opposed

The Peace Corps is already making strides to improve health and safety for volunteers, who don’t need a raise. Alternatively, the Peace Corps should turned into a non-profit agency that doesn’t rely on federal taxpayer support.

Jeffrey's Opinion
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07/10/2018
This should ha shifted long ago into a non profit private entity. This is not the job of the Federal Government.
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bobo541's Opinion
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07/10/2018
I personally do not believe that this is the responsibility of the United States Federal Government.
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mjrblessed's Opinion
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07/10/2018
I believe the Peace Corps to be important but believe this should be responsibility of private enterprise.
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    The Peace Corp is a uniquely American institution, it is one of many ways the United States engages both in diplomacy and humanitarian aid. Those who volunteer to join the Peace Corp are making great sacrifices for those less fortunate. It is a moral value system that ought to be supported and nurtured. Further the people and government of the United States should support and protect their citizens who are working over seas.
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    This should ha shifted long ago into a non profit private entity. This is not the job of the Federal Government.
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    Perhaps if we paid people who truly are altruistic and have the spirit to give we should be giving them a raise. Awful lot of overpaid yes men in this world if you ask me.
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    These people put their lives on the line to help those in need all over the world. They deserve nothing but the best.
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    Of course those that serve deserve a raise and a bill that ensures their health and safety-they are our best diplomats especially as non partisan representatives of US. They heal out PR.
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    As someone going into the Peace Corps I think the more safety measures implemented the better. I don’t care for the money as I feel like most volunteers do it to help people but since it’s attached to a bill concerning volunteer safety then I’m all for it.
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    This is a great organization doing great work. Please support them!
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    As a returned Peach Corps volunteer I support improved health and safety measures.
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    The Peace Corps has been highly successful in it’s mission. Continuation and expansion of support for this important program is crucial.
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    Please vote yes for this
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    The Peace Corp was started by JFK’s administration. It builds a strong sense of compassion, provides a true sense of communities coming together for the good of the community. It brings education to those in other countries and in the U.S., that otherwise would not be taught how to build/learn a skill set, both in building and medically. The terrific blessing to the Peace Corp worker is immeasurable. Please, vote yes! It’s a win/win all the way around.
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    Make it happen. These folks go to out of the way places and do great things for the local populace. We are all alike in many ways- something I’ve gleaned in my world travels. It’s good to show that and to realize that.
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    For sure. These people provide humanitarian services and place their lives at risk in foreign countries. No Brainer!!
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    I personally do not believe that this is the responsibility of the United States Federal Government.
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    YES YES, the Peace Corps is doing important work, not the least of which is repairing America’s reputation around the world. My brother served in the Corps in Guatemala, and I think the Peace Corps is dang important.
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    As a returned Peace Corps Volunteer I support further funding for the important work we did and continue to do.
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    The Peace Corps is already making strides to improve health and safety for volunteers, who don’t need a raise. Alternatively, the Peace Corps should turned into a non-profit agency that doesn’t rely on federal taxpayer support.
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    I believe the Peace Corps to be important but believe this should be responsibility of private enterprise.
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    Peace Corps volunteers are an important part of American volunteer efforts abroad who improve the quality of life for many people in the developing world. They deserve a raise and this bill ensures their health and safety while they’re serving abroad.
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    Yes. Why is this a question?
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