The National Peace Corps Association has pulled together everything you need to know about The Peace Corps Empowerment Act (S.732). The hearing was held before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Narcotics Affairs on July 25, 2007.
Click on the following for:
- a summary of the hearing,
- links to witness testimonies,
- an overview of other issues raised at the hearing, such as partisan political briefings held inside Peace Corps headquarters and re-opening the investigation into missing Peace Corps volunteer Walter Poirier, and
- links to results of an NPCA survey on S.732 conducted by NPCA prior to the hearing. (Click here for general results. Click here for survey summary and participant comments.)
On Senator Chris Dodd's website you'll find his opening statement, streaming video of the hearing, and additional photos.
Below is a photo of Sen. Dodd, who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, being presented with a "More Peace Corps" t-shirt by NPCA President Kevin Quigley, who testified on behalf of S.732.