Current Advocacy Issues

Secure More Peace Corps Funding

Since March 1, 1961 more than 220,000 Volunteers in 140 countries have met challenges with innovation, creativity, determination, and compassion while helping people build better lives for themselves. There is great potential for more Volunteers to serve. You are needed to help make that happen.

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Pass Respect for Peace Corps Volunteers Act

As more returned Volunteers become older and contemplate end-of-life decisions, they've been saddened to discover that they are not allowed to use the Peace Corps symbol (to note their service) in death notices or at grave markers. You can help change that.

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Improve Post-Peace Corps Health Care

For far too long, too many members of our community have faced significant health challenges stemming from their service and have felt forgotten and alone in their personal battle to get better. We can change this. But all of us – Peace Corps, NPCA, affiliate groups, and individuals – must play our part.

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Pass the Education for All Act

Nearly 125 million children and youth around the world are not in school, and the Peace Corps community can be an important, experienced voice in advocating for improving this condition.

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Ask Your Representative to Join the House Peace Corps Caucus

Want to build support for the Peace Corps in the House of Representatives? One simple way you can do that is by asking your representative to join the bi-partisan House Peace Corps Caucus! 

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Enhance Non-competitive Eligibility

Did you know that returning Volunteers have non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs? It’s actually one of the potential benefits of Peace Corps service. To get the full benefit, it's vital that we get the word out through our representatives and government employers.

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