Together we can build the best Peace Corps community in history: 10,000 Volunteers and the policies and programs to support them. The ability to field and support a larger numbers of Volunteers will dramatically improve our capacity to achieve Peace Corps’ goals of meeting interested countries’ needs for trained men and women to spread cross-cultural understanding. In the field, more Volunteers will work with host country counterparts to raise people’s quality of life through agricultural extension, public health, education, small business development, and beyond.
In 2019 we saw the introduction of comprehensive legislation in the House of Representatives to further support and honor the Peace Corps community, a proposed (and defeated) vote to eliminate all Peace Corps funding in the current fiscal year, Senate legislation to place Peace Corps under the State Department, and a pending decision to support stable – or slightly higher – funding for the agency.
These challenging issues will be front and center in March 2020 for the 16th consecutive National Day of Action in support of the Peace Corps. Our annual day-long Capitol Hill advocacy day is set for Thursday, March 5, 2020. We’re planning for over 200 advocates to be with us for a full day of direct advocacy. Please support our efforts for this important day of action!