There are many ways to mark Peace Corps week. One of the most important is to be an advocate for a bigger, better and bolder Peace Corps. That's why the National Peace Corps Association launched a National Day of Action six years ago.
Today's the day! Follow this link and then go to your state for specific actions you can take to be an effective advocate. It only takes a few moments to make a phone call, just a little more time to send an email or fax. And when you take that action today you will be joined by thousands of others from all around the nation!
That's not all. Your National Day of Action efforts on the home front are being backed up today by nearly 50 volunteers who are on Capitol Hill, holding meetings, delivering information, making the case for Peace Corps and urging lawmakers to sign Senate and House "Dear Colleague" letters supporting robust Peace Corps funding for Fiscal Year 2011. More than 90 meetings are scheduled, and these volunteer advocates are hoping to drop off information to nearly all of the 535 congressional offices.
Look for updates on twitter, Facebook and other networks. And please spread the word! Anyone who cares about the Peace Corps can participate. Thank you!