June 2019: Advocacy Update

June 2019: Advocacy Update

In politics, numbers matter.  The more voices you raise, the better you will be heard.  The more constituents speak up, the more attentive a member of the House or Senate will be.    This spring, our community proved that by once again responding to threatened cuts to the Fulbright with impressive, powerful numbers.  5,700 Fulbrighters and

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June 25, 2019 0

Advocacy Update

Advocacy Update

I am glad to report that our community’s many efforts to advocate for the Fulbright Program in the face of threatened cuts–47% in 2017 and 71% this year–have been effective and successful.  This spring, we relaunched “Stand for Fulbright,” a coordinated effort at the national and grassroots levels.  More than 8,000 of you signed petitions.

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November 30, 2018 1

Advocacy Update: June 2018

Advocacy Update: June 2018

On May 24, 2018, the Fulbright Association held a special Advocacy Day, welcoming 22 Executive Directors of bi-national Fulbright Commissions to Washington, D.C. from around the world to meet with members of Congress. In total, 40 participants met with 32 Congressional offices throughout the day. This event marked the third Fulbright Association Advocacy Day in

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June 12, 2018 0