And the District Meetings Keep on Coming!
By Jonathan Pearson on Monday, August 19th, 2013
You’ve heard by now? You’ve heard that members of the Peace Corps community from all across the country are organizing meetings with their members of Congress during the traditional summer recess?
As Congress continues its five-week break from Washington D.C., members of the Peace Corps community from all corners of the country are seeking meetings with lawmakers to raise the profile of the Peace Corps and amplify the voice of the Peace Corps community.
We know of meetings so far in Boston Massachusetts, Brooklyn New York, Ogden Utah, Spokane Washington and more. In the photo above from Peoria Illinois, district meeting coordinator
Sheldon Schafer and three other members of the local Peace Corps community met with staff of Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), one of dozens of new members of Congress. The group shared their views on strong funding for the Peace Corps, and asked the Congresswoman to co-sponsor Peace Corps Commemorative legislation (H.R. 915) and the Respect for Peace Corps Volunteers Act of 2013 (H.R. 1573).
If you’re not already connected to Peace Corps related meetings going on in your area, there still may be time. Follow this link to see more details of district office advocacy meetings in your area.