A Canvassing We Will Go
By Jonathan Pearson on Friday, February 1st, 2013
As you probably know, we are four weeks away from our 9th Annual National Day of Action.
There’s a whole lot of preparation going on to get ready for the day.
One of the big tasks? With a new Congress, re-drawn congressional district lines, and dozens of new members of Congress, we need to do a huge information update about your elected representatives. Everything from the location of their office to the names of key congressional staff.
The work isn’t over, but we made significant progress thanks to some of our great interns and dedicated RPCV volunteers. It was volunteer Richard MacIntyre (Korea 67-69) who suggested that rather than collect the information by phone, we conduct a more personalized canvass. A more efficient way to collect the updates and a good way to show our Peace Corps presence on Capitol Hill.
In just one day, our canvassers visited every congressional office to update our records. Thanks to the volunteer contributions of Richard, Janet Callis (Korea 67-68), Natalie Hall (Thailand 67-69), Jared Kebbell (Vanuatu 09-11) and NPCA Board Member Joby Taylor (Gabon 91-93). Additional thanks to NPCA interns Nicole Bustamante, Ryan Greenstein, Asha Khanzada, Kaitlyn Moberly and Robert Powers.
Nearly 60 advocates are currently registered for the Capitol Hill portion of our February 28th National Day of Action. Contact us at email@example.com if you want to register for our Capitol Hill advocacy, or to find out how you can organize Day of Action activities in your own backyard!