AARPCV - Advocacy

AARPCV'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 AARPCV's Advocacy Chair (advocacy@aarpcv.org).

Advocacy News & Updates

John Lewis Visit

AARPCV Advocacy Meeting with the Honorable John Lewis

Members of AARPCV met with the Honorable John Lewis, U.S. House of Representatives 5th District GA and staff member Jared McKinley at the District office in Atlanta on Thursday, August 14th 2014.

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.

Events

AARPCV regularly 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!

Advocacy Resources

National Peace Corps Association: Advocate

Learn about NPCA''s many advocacy efforts and how to get involved!

Advocacy Contact

advocacy@aarpcv.org