PC to Politics promotes, supports and elects returned Peace Corps Volunteers to political office.
To be proud of a political system where leaders believe in bringing people together, serving their communities, and serve with integrity.
President John F. Kennedy hoped that Peace Corps volunteers would come back from their service with a new perspective of the world and “promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.”
PC to Politics interprets this goal as volunteers taking what they have learned about the world and using it to serve our US communities Peace Corps volunteers serve because they want to change the world for the better and PC to Politics believes we can still change the world and our country for the best even after service. By serving as political leaders at the local, state and federal level, we can have a crucial impact on US public policy.
PC to Politics works to identify returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are running for office and demonstrate pride in their Peace Corps Service.
We support Peace Corps alumni who are both running for office and are currently in office who emulate the Peace Corps ideals. We applaud any RPCV who makes the decision to run. This decision is difficult for many of us in this climate.
We support Peace Corps alumni regardless of political party, as long as they strive to emulate the Peace Corps ideals. We use social media and in-person events. We also hope to be a resource to RPCVs who are exploring runs for office, connecting them to local political candidate programs and making connections in the Peace Corps community.
We inspire the Peace Corps community to get involved at all levels of political leadership from the school board or town council, to the federal level.
For the past 55 years, there have only been 16 Peace Corps alumni who have served at the federal level, we hope to see many many more in the next 50 years.