August Advocacy Meetings Underway
By Zulay Carrillo on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Washington, DC streets have fewer tourists, Congress is slowly heading back home and it seems like everyone in the office is on vacation, but that doesn’t slow us advocates down!
Advocacy Director, Jonathan Pearson, is hard at work hosting informal gatherings and workshops in 6 states! His next stop will be on August 10th in Waldoboro and Brunswick, Maine. If you haven’t yet, RSVP as soon as possible! Follow this link for more information:
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) are also doing their best to advocate for the Peace Corps. David Miron, Colombia 1963-65, and Martha McManus, Solomon Islands 1995-97, recently met with Congressman Ander Crenshaw (FL-4) to discuss Peace Corps funding and commemorative legislation. Their visit with Congressman Crenshaw was not a typical meeting.
In order to meet with the representative, David and Martha attended the Beaches Business Association event this past Monday at the Jacksonville Beaches Golf Club. David had met with the Congressman before on several occasions this past year. However, this was Martha’s first time meeting with Congressman Crenshaw. After speaking to Martha about her service in the Solomon Islands, he spoke of meeting PCVs in Mongolia on a trip earlier this year. David and Martha were also able to deliver a letter to his District Director, Jackie Smith, who will in turn deliver it to his DC office. Great job, David and Martha!
It’s not too late to participate in our August District Meeting Days!
Contact Advocacy Intern, Zulay Carrillo, for more information about setting up a meeting with your Congressmen/women.