Institutional Letter Campaign to Mike Pompeo

Institutional Letter Campaign to Mike Pompeo

The Fulbright Association has always been dedicated to advocating for the Program on Capitol Hill. As part of our mission, we play an important advocacy role in supporting, growing, and saving the Program. We have national reach through our chapters and members who live in every congressional district. We represent a unified voice of Fulbrighters and supporters of international exchange. Congress listens when we speak with that voice. Yet we have not spent enough time or resources advocating

Continue Reading

August 24, 2018 2

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 less than eight months — an unprecedented act of commitment and engagement by our community in support of the Fulbright

Continue Reading

June 12, 2018 0

Fulbright Advocacy Update: March 2018

Fulbright Advocacy Update: March 2018

The Fulbright community has responded strongly and effectively to those who have been trying to cut or even destroy the Program. We take our role as advocates for the Fulbright Program very seriously, and the results have been extraordinary. Thank you! You’ll recall that last spring the Administration proposed a destructive 47% cut to the Program for the current fiscal year. While FY2018 technically started last fall, that proposal hung over us until last week,

Continue Reading

March 29, 2018 0

Advocacy Update: July 2017

Advocacy Update: July 2017

When we learned that the Administration had proposed a budget that would result in cutting the Fulbright Program in half — by 47% — for Fiscal Year 2018, the Fulbright Association launched an aggressive campaign on June 7 to “Stand for Fulbright.” We asked our members and supporters to write and call their members of the House and Senate, and to sign a petition urging full funding of the Program. We encouraged chapters nationwide to

Continue Reading

July 21, 2017 0