CHARLOTTE, NC – With Honor Action – a cross-partisan movement dedicated to promoting and advancing principled veteran leadership in order to reduce polarization – is running a new TV ad thanking Senator Roy Blunt for supporting national service programs, including AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. The need for more investment in national service opportunities is accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the CORPS Act for national service should be included in the next pandemic relief package.
Supported by 168 civilian and post-9/11 veteran service organizations, the bipartisan CORPS Act will provide 600,000 national service opportunities over a 3-year period to help the United States respond and recover from the pandemic. The CORPS Act will help support K-12 students and expand national service programs in rural and high-poverty communities. Currently, the CORPS Act is co-sponsored by 16 senators split evenly by party and has the support of a group of bipartisan, principled military veterans in the House of Representatives.
“With Honor Action applauds Senator Roy Blunt’s consistent leadership supporting funding for national service programs,” said Rye Barcott, With Honor Action CEO and Co-Founder. “Senator Blunt was right when he said, ‘Investing in national service programs is an investment in our students, communities, and young leaders. Programs like AmeriCorps, which funds City Year and Teach for America, instill in their participants a deep-seated appreciation for service and community.’”
The TV ad, titled “CORPS,” is running statewide on cable throughout Missouri beginning today. It can be viewed below.
With Honor Action is a cross-partisan movement focused on supporting military veterans who want to work across the aisle and put principles before politics while serving again in Congress. With Honor Action’s advisory board includes post-9/11 veterans and Gold Star family members — Chris Howard, Ryan Manion, and Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg — as well as prominent American leaders such as Secretary George Shultz, Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Michael Mullen, Michèle Flournoy, and David Gergen.
With Honor Action is a 501(c)(4), which serves as the organization’s policy and social-welfare arm. With Honor has an affiliated federally registered “super PAC” called With Honor Fund.