Annual National Day of Action
Each Peace Corps week for the past the ten years, the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) has called upon the Peace Corps community to unite for a National Day of Action. On that day, all supporters of the Peace Corps are urged to reach out to their members of Congress to support a strong and vibrant Peace Corps.
2014 witnessed the largest and most inclusive Day of Action so far. Crowdrise fundraising not only provided nearly $10,000 towards our efforts. Along with lots of communication from all around the country, nearly 100 advocates were on Capitol Hill. Coming from 24 states & DC, our advocates participated in nearly 175 congressional meetings, including 100 constituent meetings. Information packets were distributed to all 535 congressional offices.
While phone calls and emails are sent to Capitol Hill, a contingent of advocates converges on Capitol Hill for a day full of meetings with Senators, Congressmen/women, or other congressional staff.
This year's National Day of Action will be March 5, 2015. (Watch the slideshow from last year!)
It costs almost $20,000 to run the day of action, including:
- packet printing and preparation,
- buttons, pins and bags
- interpreters for our Deaf RPCVs (we had 2 participate in 2014 and they loved the experience!)
- breakfast, lunch and a thank-you reception for the advocates,
- staff time, transportation, orientation conference calls.
This adds up to about $200 per advocate. Help us make this program sustainable! Whether you can make it to DC or not, there are few things, which will help:
- Sign up for free to participate in person on March 5, 2015
- Pledge to virtually advocate for the Peace Corps (link, forthcoming)
- Create a Crowdrise page whether you will participate in-person or virtually.
- Share, Tweet (Follow us on Twitter @advocacyPC), post on all things Peace Corps, PC Week, and PC National Day of Action through Social & Traditional media
- Make sure your Membership to NPCA and local groups are up to date!
- Donate on Crowdrise in honor of an Advocate; or Donate directly to NPCA:
You can also send checks to:
National Peace Corps Association;
1900 L St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036
For more information go to: