1. Help Us Decide 2010 Advocacy Priorities

The NPCA Standing Committee on Policy and Advocacy seeks your input as we select 1 – 3 advocacy priorities for 2010.

In the coming weeks, the committee will choose at least one Peace Corps issue and at least one issue of global concern as a priority for information dissemination and action opportunities throughout the year.

How You Can Help: The committee will consider a variety of factors in finalizing 2010 priorities, including potential for success, potential for collaboration with other groups and the potential to secure financial resources to support advocacy on our priority issues. The results of this survey will also inform the committee as it finalizes its decision and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Please answer the following three questions to provide your input to the committee.

If you have any comments, please contact NPCA Advocacy Coordinator Jonathan Pearson at jonathan@peacecorpsconnect.org

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* 1. On a scale of 1 – 5, please rate the following Peace Corps issues as potential 2010 advocacy priorities (if you wish, you can give more than one item the same rating).

5=Most interested in supporting and working on this issue
1=Least interested in supporting and working on this issue

  5 (Most interested in supporting) 4 3 2 1 (Least interested in supporting)
Advancing the Third Goal of Peace Corps (Actions to promote and support a more robust Third Goal initiative, advancing Director Williams’ intention to make the Third Goal one of his top priorities)
The MorePeaceCorps Campaign (Continuing this NPCA campaign to advocate for robust funding and a bigger, better and bolder Peace Corps)
50th Anniversary (Advocacy to build momentum marking the 50th anniversary of Peace Corps in 2011)

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* 2. On a scale of 1 – 5, please rate the following issues of global concern as potential 2010 advocacy priorities (if you wish, you can give more than one item the same rating).

5=Most interested in supporting and working on this issue
1=Least interested in supporting and working on this issue

  5 (Most interested in supporting) 4 3 2 1 (Least interested in supporting)
Climate Change (Address policies and promote activities to combat the harmful effects of climate change and promote global environmental responsibility)
Debt Relief and Development Aid (Encouraging debt relief and development aid by developed countries for developing, underdeveloped, impoverished and indebted countries)
Universal Basic Education (Address policies and promote activities aimed toward the creation of a Global Fund for Education)
Global Volunteerism (Following the model of Service Nation and passage of the “Serve America Act”, advocate with like-minded organizations to promote and advance Peace Corps and other forms of global volunteerism)
Identity-Based Human Rights (Address policies and promote activities to address various human rights abuses including human sex trafficking, gender discrimination, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender rights, and other related issues)

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* 4. We encourage you to provide key contact information so we can reach you if there are specific actions related to your lawmakers. (NOTE: If you answered yes to question 3 above, you must provide your email).

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