Alternatives to District Office Meetings
You can consider other alternatives to show support of the Peace Corps. As many affiliate groups are holding regular virtual or in–person gatherings (happy hours, dinners, storytelling programs), you could invite your lawmaker or their staff to attend your gathering and say a few words. Alternatively, you can work with others to have an evening where local people come together to write letters to their lawmakers, hold an advocacy workshop, plan to submit a local/state request for a Peace Corps proclamation, or more.
Another possibility comes when lawmakers host virtual or in-person town hall meetings to discuss issues and connect with constituents. In some cases, the lawmaker may control the agenda to the point where you don’t have an opportunity to bring up an issue. At the same time, a town hall will likely involve lots of other attendees who may want to speak to a variety of issues.
In recent years, a growing number of our advocates have participated in our National Days of Action by writing and submitting op-eds or letters-to-the-editor in local/regional newspapers or news websites that accept opinions. You can join in this effort. Contact us for more information.
Make a Special 20th Anniversary Donation to Support Our Days of Advocacy
Twenty years of NPCA’s National Days of Advocacy could not have been possible without the generosity of NPCA community members. Celebrate this achievement and support this year’s mobilization. Our goal is to raise $20,000 by April 1st to support this 20th anniversary of our Days of Advocacy. Celebrate 20 years of our Days of Advocacy with a special $20 contribution (or more if you are able!). Make your donation here. (Check the “I would like to dedicate this gift” box”, then select “In Honor Of”, and then write “NPCA Advocacy”. Thank you!)