NPCA Advocacy Director Visits Northern Kentucky

Saturday July 28, 2018

Jonathan Pearson, Advocacy Director for the National Peace Corps Association, which is CARV’s parent organization, paid a visit to the Center for Great Neighborhoods in Covington, KY on Friday, July 27 to discuss ways to advocate for the Peace Corps.  He also presented a new opportunity for RPCV’s living in Kentucky to obtain mini-grants for community projects – see related article.

Jonathan’s main advice regarding advocacy is that something is better than nothing – call, write, email and, of course, participate in Peace Corps week advocacy in person in Washington, D.C. each March.  He also related how members of Congress who appeared to be disinterested in the Peace Corps have been won over in the past by personal outreach.  There are a number of representatives in the Kentucky delegation who serve on committees where funding decisions regarding the Peace Corps are taken.

At this time, there is no one serving as the NPCA Advocacy point person for the State of Ohio and Jonathan would be glad to speak to anyone who might be interested.  He can be reached at [email protected].

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