RPCVs have some unique perspectives on society and advocacy is a way to express those perspectives
Under the guidance of advocates from National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), our major effort to date has been meeting with the Rhode Island congressional delegation to enlist their support in keeping Peace Corps funding at present levels in the 2018 budget. Although we anticipated that they would be supportive, we believed our face-to-face meetings with them would show them how strongly we felt about this issue.
We would like to expand our advocacy to state and local issues, e.g., immigration and civil rights. We welcome suggestions from RI RPCVs as to what topics they might like to see addressed. Remember, advocacy requires action; it means doing something. Therefore, we encourage you to join us in advocacy.
How can you get involved?
- Use NPCA's Action Center to send a message to your Congressional Representatives about pressing issues
- Learn more about the Peace Corps community's current advocacy initiatives
- Check our calendar for upcoming advocacy events
Connect with our Advocacy Coordinators
E-mail us to get connected with the coordinators of our advocacy committee.
We are an affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).
NPCA is the nonprofit alumni network at the center of a vibrant community of over 220,000 people who share the Peace Corps experience. NPCA champions lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals by connecting, engaging and promoting its members and affiliate groups as they continue to make a difference in communities in the U.S. and abroad. NPCA is also dedicated to advocating for, contributing to, and supporting the betterment of the Peace Corps. Visit NPCA to learn more.