America, Serve!

January 28, 2009

The New York Times takes Barack Obama’s “new era of responsibility” one step further by calling for The Moment for National Service:

Now is the moment for the new president and Congress to harness the sense of idealism and unity evident amid the huge crowds that massed in the nation’s capital by greatly expanding the opportunities for sustained and productive national and community service.

The Serve America Act invites participation in the “spirit of service” by people of all income levels and ages, in 2009 and beyond. We applaud Obama’s commitment to the service agenda, and perhaps even a Public Service Academy.

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