August District Meetings Approach
By Guest Contributor on Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Across the nation, constituents are preparing to meet with lawmakers in their hometowns to make the case for Peace Corps. With more than 50 meetings anticipated in over 20 states, these advocates hope to see some promising results.
While planned to coincide with the traditional congressional recess, local meetings are already underway! In Illinois, Bulgaria RPCV Michael Brown and Turkey RPCV Gary Jameson held a July 21st local meeting with staff of Senator Mark Kirk in the Springfield district office.
The meetings are based around three themes – honoring the past of the Peace Corps, addressing the present and preparing for the future. Honoring the past is done through encouraging a commemorative near the Washington Mall to recognize the historic significance of the founding of the Peace Corps. Addressing the present includes advancing the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act. Advocating for the future involves making the case for additional funding to continue advancing a better and bolder Peace Corps.
If you would like to get involved in August District Meeting Days, there is still time! Many meetings are still in the request stage, and many volunteer coordinators are still accepting more participants.
Follow this link to get connected.
Thanks to NPCA Advocacy intern Ty Diringer for submitting this post