District Meeting Days
We are very grateful and very proud of members of the Peace Corps community from all around the country who took time out of their busy lives to speak up for a strong and vibrant Peace Corps.
Meetings with Members of Congress (or their staff) in their home states and district offices occurred during the months of August and September. Meetings took place from coast to coast. They took place in at least eighteen states. All told, at least 52 such meetings were organized by National Peace Corps Association advocacy coordinators, member groups and other advocates.
And, those meetings yield tangible results! Along with making the case for Peace Corps funding and other legislation with key leaders in Congress, advocates secured at least a dozen additional co-sponsors – both Democrats and Republicans – on key Peace Corps related legislation.
Follow this link to see our photo album for 2013 district meetings.
Don’t Miss District Meetings in 2014!
In advocacy, there is no more important voice than the voice of constituents, meeting with lawmakers or congressional staff to share views on key issues and ask lawmakers for support. While Capitol Hill is ground zero for policy making, it can be difficult for many citizens (due to time and expense) to come to Washington. That’s why NPCA’s District Office Meeting initiative is an annual activity.
We will again be encouraging advocates to organize district meetings during August and September of 2014.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time so we can add you to an early list of district meeting organizers in 2014!