Advocacy

Friends of Nigeria works with the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) to advocate on behalf of future, current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers, including support of legislation that: 

 

  • Maintains or increases funding for the Peace Corps program

  • Protects the health and safety of currently serving volunteers

  • Honors and supports those who have completed their Peace Corps service

 

How can you get involved? 

  • Use NPCA's Action Center to send a message to your Congressional Representatives about pressing issues

  • Learn more about the Peace Corps community's current advocacy initiatives

  • Check out the NPCA Calendar for upcoming advocacy events

 

Email Alerts

Friends of Nigeria frequently gets appeals for political action from the NPCA.  Many of them we forward onto our list of FON volunteers who have expressed willingness to receive email alerts.  Sometimes the appeals would apply only to specific geographic areas or representatives.  In that case we try to narrow down the list of people we send the email to, so that we don't overwhelm you with emails.  Most often there is a suggested response, but in all cases members are free to create their own expression of what they think should be the result of whatever political process is at hand.  FON itself does not have an Advocacy Coordinator.

       
 

 

We are an affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).

NPCA is the nonprofit alumni network at the center of a vibrant community of over 220,000 people who share the Peace Corps experience. NPCA champions lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals by connecting, engaging and promoting its members and affiliate groups as they continue to make a difference in communities in the U.S. and abroad. NPCA is also dedicated to advocating for, contributing to, and supporting the betterment of the Peace Corps. Visit NPCA to learn more