Meet With Your Elected Representatives
Join or Organize a Meeting!
It is EXTREMELY important that you share your Peace Corps experiences with your elected representatives. A great opportunity to meet your congresspersons without traveling to Washington, D.C. is to visit their district offices during the traditional congressional recess in August. You can also help organize an advocacy meeting with the district office of your member(s) of Congress any time during the year, and we’re here to help!
There's four easy steps to get started:
- NPCA Government Relations Officer, Will Burriss, would be happy to help schedule a meeting with your Representative or Senator in their local district office. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He would also be happy to help provide supporting materials for your meeting.
- If you would prefer to arrange the meeting yourself, we would encourage you to begin by visiting the website of your Senators or Representative.
- Find the district office closest to you (most often at the bottom of the home page).
- Call that district office, identify yourself as a constituent and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and request a meeting to discuss Peace Corps issues.
NPCA Advocacy staff is available to assist you by providing key updates on current issues, materials you can use to prepare a leave-behind packet during your meeting, and (if needed) assistance in trying to find other local RPCVs to participate in your meeting.