When calling or writing your representative, please:
In the US Senate:
Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia
In the US House of Represenatives:
Representative Ted Poe of Texas (Co-chair of the Victims Rights Caucus)
- Ensuring that best practices are followed in response to any allegations made by Peace Corps Volunteers or Trainees about possible misconduct, threats, mismanagement, or legal violations, and that PCV’s confidentiality and safety are maintained at all times.
- Ensuring that Volunteers who are sexually or otherwise assaulted receive prompt and appropriate support from the Peace Corps, and are treated with dignity and respect.
* If possible, try to include personal stories or connections in your request, reference recent media coverage, and make sure to always be polite and respectful (otherwise your request for their support could be counterproductive!)
- Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) – scroll down, on right side
- More information on SFRC (from Wikipedia)
- Contact for SFRC Chairman, Senator John Kerry (D-MA)
- Contact for SFRC Ranking Member, Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN)
- Subcommittee for International Organizations and Global Women’s Issues
- Contact for Subcommittee Chairman, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
4. As the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) held the hearing examining the Peace Corps and has pledged to support legislation, we believe we already have strong support on this Committee. That said, to help reinforce those pledges, you may still want to consider contacting HFAC Members to thank them for their support and voice your desire to see a victims rights & whistleblower passed soon, especially if you are represented by a HFAC member.
This is the official website for the
- a group started by Kate Puzey's family and friends to ensure policy changes are implemented to protect Peace Corps Volunteers who are either whistleblowers or victims of sexual or physical violence. We hope to finally see legislation enacted this year in order to prevent tragedies for all future Peace Corps Volunteers and their families.
We strongly support the Peace Corps; however it has become clear that specific policy changes need to be implemented in order to honor the commitment of its brave volunteers and to strengthen the Peace Corps.
Light a candle for Kate Tribute video for Kate Puzey
Senator Isakson pays tribute to Kate
Senator Johnny Isakson honors the life of Peace Corps volunteer Kate Puzey during a speech on the Senate floor. March 11, 2010