Fulbright Advocacy Day

Advocacy Days are full-day campaigns to educate members of Congress on the Fulbright Program and its impact. Since 2015, the Fulbright Association has coordinated Fulbright alumni gathering on Capitol Hill and meeting with members of the House and Senate to share their international experiences and urge support for continued funding of the program. Participants in Advocacy Days are trained in our messaging and approach, and the resources compiled here are part of our training program.

Advocacy Day Sample Training Video

The 117th Congress is now in session. With a new majority in the House, many new representatives and senators, and historic diversity, this may be the most exciting session in memory.

The new Congress gives the Fulbright community an important opportunity. We can introduce ourselves and the Program to over 100 new members and their staffs, telling our stories of impact here and around the world. We can remind veteran members of seven successful decades of Fulbright.

In fact, many members of Congress will only see us if our team includes a constituent. Just one. And that one person could be you. You could be the voice that makes the difference when priorities are made and votes tallied. With tough budget choices ahead, we need every voice to be heard. We will provide all necessary training, directions, talking points, and more. You don’t need any advocacy experience, just the belief that international exchanges make the world more peaceful.

Be a part of history. Let your voice be heard. Advocate for Fulbright.