Monday, August 25, 2008

Presidential Candidates to Appear Jointly in Support of Volunteerism

According to The Nonprofit Times, the two presidential nominees will make a  joint appearance at a 9/11 forum centered around volunteerism and civic engagement:

Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama will discuss their views on national service and civic engagement in the post-9/11 world during a prime time forum on the evening of Sept. 11 in New York City.  ServiceNation, a coalition of 110 organizations that has a collective reach of some 100 million Americans, is staging the forum. It is dedicated to solving problems through civic engagement and service. It will be the opening event of the bipartisan, Sept. 11-12, ServiceNation Summit, which will launch a one-year grassroots campaign to expand voluntary community and national service opportunities for all Americans; use proven service strategies to tackle some of America’s most chronic social challenges; and call on all Americans to make service a bedrock ideal in our democracy.

I will certainly pause in remembrance of 9/11 but I am not sure about listening to the candidates on volunteerism (see my last post).  Besides North Carolina plays Rutgers that night.


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