2019 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 U.S. Department of State, and for the fifth consecutive year, stable but flat funding for the agency.
These challenging issues will be front and center in March 2020 for the 16th consecutive National Days of Action in support of the Peace Corps.
Sharing your experience on the importance of Peace Corps to your congressional representatives is as important as it ever has been. Sign up to help! Here's how:
Come to Capitol Hill
Our annual day-long Capitol Hill advocacy day is set for Thursday, March 5, 2020. We’re planning for at least 150 advocates to be with us for a full day of direct advocacy. You can register right here, right now! The deadline to register is Thursday, February 20th.
Organize a Solidarity Event at Home
You don't have to come to Washington, DC to make your support for the Peace Corps known. Check out our interactive map below for details on activities being planned in your area. And, if there's nothing currently planned in your area, please fill out this registration form so you can be an advocacy leader in your state/region. Help us organize activities in every state!
Questions? Contact NPCA's Community Engagement Associate Arianna Richard for more information.
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