Saturday, March 21, 2009

President Obama Writes About the Importance of National Service

It is so exciting to have a president that not only supports national service, but is taking big, bold action and spending political capital to expand and strengthen the service movement for generations to come. In last weeks Time Magazine, President Obama wrote an editorial calling for a New Era of Service. In it, he describes his own experience with service, and explains why service is so essential for our country.

The GIVE Act, the service bill in the House, passed by a more than 3 to 1 margin this week. Now it is time for the Senate to act so we can get the national service legislation on the president's desk. We need you to help make sure that the Senate passes the companion Serve America Act when it comes to a vote early next week.

Please call your Senators right away to ask them to support this crucial bill.

If we can help get the Serve America Act passed, President Obama will soon sign historic legislation and make a huge downpayment on his pledge to make service “a cause of my presidency.” Please take a moment to support this critical legislation today.

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