Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Senate Democrats Want a NY Service Corps

New York Senate Democrats on Tuesday pushed a Bill that would Create a State Service organization as President Trump moves to Dismantled the AmeriCorps program.

The Bill would form the New York State Service Corps and extend a Student Loan Forgiveness program to those who participate.

“Public service programs encourage investment in communities and incentivize Americans to help their neighbors in need. With Donald Trump proposal to defund the successful AmeriCorps program, we need to take bold action on the state level,” Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said.

The Measure was proposed by State Sen. Daniel Squadron, who Chairs the mainline Conference’s Policy Committee.

“Service makes America great, but Donald Trump is threatening our nation’s service program,” Squadron said. “By expanding our state service corps, we can help with student loan debt, while giving young people the chance to serve and learn.”

In New York, the AmeriCorps program has led to the participation of 5,200 people who have performed Public Service projects and receive Grants for Tuition Loan Repayments.

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