This week National Peace Corps Association is partnering with the United States Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) and its partners to urge Congress to support $60 billion for the International Affairs budget, which includes Peace Corps. Aligning our efforts with these partners provides us an unprecedented opportunity to influence Capitol Hill, but only if we all do our part.
President Trump’s budget proposal requested drastic cuts of 31% to International Affairs. A robust International Affairs budget is critical not just to the security, economy and reputation of America, but also to the Peace Corps. While Peace Corps was not specifically mentioned, the requested cuts could directly impact the Peace Corps’ budget, the budgets of its partners including PEPFAR and USAID, and the development and diplomacy fields through which many Returned Peace Corps Volunteers continue to serve America and the world.
There is no time to waste: We must protect the top-line budget, ensuring that Congress funds $60 billion for International Affairs.
Today, we are launching our Click-to-Call Campaign urging Congress to support $60 billion for the International Affairs budget. Click “Call Congress” and use the script we’ve provided. This click-to-call service will be available for a short time only, so please don’t wait.
This week, we are also wrapping up our Dear Colleague Letter Campaign
. The House has until this Friday, March 24 to support $410 million for the Peace Corps by signing the Peace Corps Funding Dear Colleague Letter. Find out if your representative has signed
. If not, email them now:
Visit NPCA’s #ProtectPeaceCorps page to learn more about our advocacy efforts to secure no less than $410 million for Peace Corps.
Thank you for taking action to support the Peace Corps and International Affairs.
President & CEO
National Peace Corps Association