When taking part in your own advocacy initiative, or preparing for events like our annual National Day of Action (this year on February 28th), home district advocacy meetings (planned for August), we try to provide Peace Corps specific materials for your state, and updates on lawmaker actions.
Members of the Gulf Coast RPCVs wrote letters to Texas members of Congress during a 2011 advocacy stop just outside of Houston.
State Resources to Support Your Efforts
Below you will find state specific materials updated as of 2/19/13.
Please note, when reviewing the actions of your lawmakers, the resources below can serve as an excellent resource through which to thank them for taking a positive action in support of the Peace Corps.
Do use this information judiciously, as a lack of indicated support does not always mean the lawmaker is not supporting the Peace Corps. For example, congressional Dear Colleague letters sent each March go to a key Appropriations Subcommittee. Some lawmakers may not sign such a letter because they are on the Subcommittee (or Full Committee).
Peace Corps State Summaries: We have prepared one page summaries with Peace Corps information related to the individual states. It’s a great page to include in information packets you are preparing for your lawmakers. Please contact us if you have updated information that we should incorporate into these documents.
Congressional Delegations: With a brand new Congress, dozens of new lawmakers, and geographic changes due to redistricting, we have updated and prepared one page summaries of both Senators and Congressmen/women of the 113th Congress, grouped by state and including: Contact information, committee assignments, key actions related to the Peace Corps, and updated key staff members of DC offices. These materials will be posted very soon.