Advocacy

Kate Schachter, Justin Kohl, Representative Mark Pocan, Judy Figi and Ken Opin - Madison 2014

The RPCVs of Madison know that the future of Peace Corps is at the will of the President (reporting), Congress (budgeting), and the people of America (support). Did you know that an amazing number of people are surprised that there's "still" a Peace Corps? What can we do to ensure the support of the agency, and the volunteers in the field, as well as at home?

Third Goal opportunities are important. We also recognize that Advocacy in Washington D.C. is also critical. We work with the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) to advocate on behalf of future, current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers, including support of legislation that: 

  • Maintains or increases funding for the Peace Corps program
  • Protects the health and safety of currently serving volunteers
  • Honors and supports those who have completed their Peace Corps service

This can take the form of phone calls, emails, and most effective -- showing up! We coordinate visits to our legislator's offices either here in Madison, or in Washington D.C. This is all through the support and direction of NPCA.

How can you get involved? 

 

Connect with our Advocacy Coordinator

There are two people who work together to coordinate Advocacy Actions in the greater Madison and south-central Wisconsin area. You may contact either to find out more about how you can help support Peace Corps-related legislation. See our page for  Leadership Team - Advocacy Coordinators and contact by email to find out more. Get Involved.

 

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  Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison is a public charity registered under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. Its EIN is 39-1669348. It is also an affiliate group of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).


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