It’s not an exaggeration. It’s not hype. The future of Peace Corps faces its largest threat in decades, if not in its entire, 60 year history.
The very good news is that Peace Corps and its community of returned and future volunteers continue to be identified as a source of American ingenuity, idealism and goodwill, and there are many exceptional decision makers and thought leaders who will serve as champions moving forward.
But threats to Peace Corps’ independence, funding, and the uncertain pace of redeployment in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic loom.
Over the next 30 months, we need to be vigilant and engaged like never before. We need to make sure evacuated RPCVs get the support they deserve, we need to secure a strong Peace Corps appropriation for Fiscal Year 2021 and we need to tell lawmakers, neighbors, friends and strangers why a strong Peace Corps moving forward ensures a healthier and more secure country. We can do this if you join and support this effort.
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