Sending Office: Honorable Mike Quigley
Cosponsor the Mobilizing America to Help Act
Sponsored by Rep. Quigley (D-IL)
Cosponsors: Huffman, Haaland, Schakowsky, McGovern, Pascrell, Bera, Rush, Neguse, Visclosky, Crow
A bill to invoke the President’s authority to assign Peace Corp volunteers for emergency relief
I invite you to cosponsor the Mobilizing America to Help Act, which would direct President Trump to invoke his existing authority to detail Peace Corps volunteers, who have all returned to the US from their posts overseas, to the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) to support emergency relief in the wake of COVID-19.
Historically, Peace Corps volunteers have been on the front lines and have helped address humanitarian needs at home and around the globe. For instance, in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit, Peace Corps volunteers deployed to Louisiana for short term assignments
to provide relief. Today, many Americans are experiencing illness and financial hardship related to COVID-19, and we believe that we can use these volunteers to respond to this pandemic and help with food accessibility and distribution. During this complicated
and frightening time, we must continue to do everything we can to protect the health of all Americans, so no one is forgotten or left behind.
If you have any questions or would like to cosponsor this bill, please email Hannah.Mansbach@mail.house.gov on my staff.
Member of Congress
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