Local Advocacy

We are an active group of RPCVs who value the continuation of a strong and stable Peace Corps. By advocating at a local level, we contribute to the larger national movement. Together we raise our voices to ensure our US Congressional members know how important Peace Corps is and encourage them to support legislation that affects Peace Corps positively.

Some of the things we have advocated and continue to advocate for include:

  • Increased funding to ensure robust programming
  • The safety & security of volunteers in the field
  • Health benefits & job opportunities for RPCVs after COS
  • The continuation of international peace and friendship building

If you would like to get more involved on a local level, receive periodic updates on days of action, or be contacted about meetings with local Representatives, please email advocacy@sdpca.org to be put on the advocacy email list.

National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) & Advocacy

As an affiliate group of the NPCA, the SDPCA is able to collaborate with Advocacy Coordinators around the United States to promote positive change for Peace Corps programs and initiatives. Advocacy Coordinators meet one to two times a month to ensure affiliate groups are informed of important actions that need to take place to influence policies and legislation.

For more information about the NPCA’s advocacy efforts, please click here.

Contact Your Legislators!

You don’t have to wait for a district meeting set up by the SDPCA to let your local US Representative or Senators know how much Peace Corps meant to you. Your legislators want to hear from their constituents – especially if they are doing good work in the community! Let them know how Peace Corps shaped you and how you are contributing to third goal activities. Every voice matters!

Find your representative.

California Senators:

Senator Alex Padilla

Senator Dianne Feinstein