After a stop at a House Party in Dover, presidential hopeful John Edwards signed the Presidential Pledge to Expand National Service (pdf). Woohoo! (OTOH, John McCain declined to sign even while acknowledging that Americorps volunteers were “the best we ever had.” An action which makes obvious sense…wait, what?)
In short, the pledge promises to expand Americorps service positions by 100,000, to support policies that make it easier for folks to serve 4,000 hours (2 years) to national service, to promote service learning in schools, to support and expand the Peace Corps, and to increase service opportunities to seniors.
Read about this momentous event, and the tenacious work of ServeNext member Tate that it took to get it done, at the ServeNext blog, BlogNext.
Posted in A Lifetime of Service, Americorps News, Volunteering and Americorps
Tagged Americorps, democrat, Edwards, John Edwards, national service, Peace Corps, presidential campaign, ServeNext, volunteering
Sorry for the radio silence – I took my computer to the shop for a diagnostic that ended up taking almost a week. Talk about your junkie withdrawals. *shudder*
Anyway, to get things back into the groove, here’s a link to an interview I did a few months back with WE: Magazine for Women, that’s just now made it into print. It’s basically just me talking about me, my writing work and my Americorps service.
The formatting is a little wonky and I do tend to go on a bit (when I edit myself, I end up doing a lot of machete work through acres of run-on sentences that tend to clog up my first-run writing like bloated bits of conversational silly string), but it’s not half bad, all things considered, and I don’t come off sounding like too much of a dork. 😀
WE Magazine for Women’s Meet Soni Pitts of Getting Things Done Blog