September 16, 2012
National Service, Once a Hot Campaign Topic, Now Gets Little Attention
The 2008 presidential campaign was full of talk about public service and volunteering.
Democrat Barack Obama proposed a detailed plan to more than triple the size of the national-service program AmeriCorps, double the size of the Peace Corps, recruit older volunteers, expand student community-service programs, and create a Green Job Corps for troubled young people and a Global Energy Corps to help other countries reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
Republican John McCain vowed to
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