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Obama: “A New Era of Service”

March 19, 2009

Time just published President Obama’s  essay trumpeting  service and service legislation (The Serve America and GIVE Acts) in both the House and Senate, check it out:

A New Era of Service, by Barack Obama

I started my career more than two decades ago as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, working with churches to help neighborhoods that had been devastated by plant closings. Block by block, we fought to create job-training programs, improve housing conditions and help people live their lives with some measure of dignity. And eventually, I realized that I wasn’t just helping other people — through service, I also found a community that embraced me, a church to belong to and the direction I’d been seeking. Through service, I found that my own story fit into a larger American story.  Continue…

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