URGENT ACTION NEEDED:
Call your Senators
Urge them to protect Peace Corps funding
The President and the House have proposed $12 million in cuts to the Peace Corps budget for fiscal year 2018. This limits opportunities for Americans to serve local communities abroad and to bring their skills back home to benefit our own country.
Now it’s now up to the Senate to protect level funding, to ensure that opportunities to serve with the Peace Corps are protected. We must act now to make our voices heard - the Senate is expected to make their final decision by early September.
The click-to-call tool on the left will help you get connected to your Senator.
NorCalPCA's advocacy work focuses on supporting current, future, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. We coordinate with local and national efforts to advocate for Peace Corps related needs including health, budgetary, and other support services.
Advocacy can take many shapes from collective email campaigns, to meeting with our elected representatives in person, or raising awareness about a variety of issues affecting volunteer service. If you are interested in getting involved with advocacy or have an idea for an event or project, please reach out to NorCalPCA's Advocacy Coordinator (Advocacy@NorCalPCA.org).
As retired California Representative Sam Farr (Colombia '64-'66) once told a group of RPCVs: "Be the squeaky wheel... or nobody pays attention." Each constituent email, tweet, and call really does make a difference!
NorCalPCA frequently engages in Advocacy efforts such as emailing and visiting elected officials about a variety of important Peace Corps-related concerns.
Check our Calendar for upcoming Advocacy events!
National Peace Corps Association: Advocate
Learn about NPCA's many advocacy efforts, from improving health care for RPCVs to increasing Peace Corps' budget, and how to get involved!