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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Town Hall on National Service

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
60 Bidwell Street
Manchester, CT 06040
United States

Manchester Community College
Great Path Academy, 2nd Floor
Community Commons (GP203)
60 Bidwell St.
Manchester, CT 06040




Rep. Larson introduced ACTION for National Service on May 25th.


This bill will expand the opportunities for national service in America. Since their inception, the structure of national service programs have been built and improved upon, but organizations like City Year, VISTA and the AmeriCorps are forced to deny applicants due to lack of sufficient funding. These programs have intrinsic value, which improve communities by reducing high school delinquency through mentoring programs, help increase graduation rates, and offer timely responses to natural disasters. This bill will help reduce the costs of college, whether it be a trade school, or going to a local university; you serve your country, you deserve relief from student loans. He wants to hear his constituents’ thoughts and concerns.