Peace Corps Advocacy

With no Peace Corps, there would certainly be no Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Phoenix. Given this wonderful organization was the genesis of all the wonderful memories, relationships, and impact that came during and after our service – advocating for a bigger, better Peace Corps is at the top of the RPCV Phoenix Action List.

The Naional Peace Corps Association and its Advocacy wing have a stated goal: A bigger, better Peace Corps. The RPCV Phoenix group will do everything it can to promote that goal.

The goals put forth by the NPCA’s Advocacy Page

Secure More Peace Corps Funding

Since March 1, 1961  more than 220,000 Volunteers have served in 140 different countries. In an ever-changing world, Peace Corps Volunteers have met new 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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Improve Post-Peace Corps Health Care

For far too long, too many members of the Peace Corps community have faced significant health challenges stemming from their service, and have felt forgotten and alone in their personal battle to get better. We want to work to change this. We can change this. But all of us – the Peace Corps, the National Peace Corps Association, RPCV affiliate groups and individuals – have a role to play.

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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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Pass Respect for Peace Corps Volunteers Act

As more Returned Peace Corps Volunteers become older and contemplate end-of-life decisions, one thing some have learned is that they are currently 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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Enhance Non-Competitive Eligibility

 

It’s one of the potential benefits of Peace Corps service. Yet, there is need to enhance this benefit for returning Volunteers.

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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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