The Advocacy Team needs your support! The NPCA is asking all RPCVs to email their representatives about key issues facing Peace Corps. Find your representative and send a standard or custom message here.
Oppose House Legislation to take back the COVID-19 funds. Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) has introduced legislation to take back the $27 billion in pandemic stimulus funding, including the entire $88 million provided for Peace Corps to evacuate and provide initial readjustment support for 7,300 volunteers. These necessary funds covered unexpected costs and ensured the health and safety of PCVs in 60 countries amidst the pandemic.
Evacuees: Tell Congress you stand ready to serve. As Congress continues to work on another round of COVID-19 response legislation, we encourage you to tell your representatives you remain ready to serve.
Non-Evacuees: Urge service opportunities in the time of COVID-19. As Congress continues to craft the next round of legislation, encourage proposals to 1) engage RPCVs in expanded domestic efforts to combat the pandemic, and 2) expedite the redeployment of evacuated RPCVs when Peace Corps programs reopen.
Ask Congress to support emergency funding for international affairs programs. While supporting Peace Corps is our primary priority, our community is also involved in global efforts to support sustainable development and humanitarian assistance. As a member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), the NPCA supports USGLC's call for at least $12 billion in emergency funding to support the U.S. response to the global pandemic.
NPCA Global Issues Survey Results
Earlier this year, the NPCA conducted a survey on which global issue RPCVs care about the most. Results are in, and climate change was the top issue. Do you have a compelling personal story about how climate change has impacted the community you served in your Peace Corps service? The NPCA would love to hear it - see full global issue survey results and share your story here.