Updated: Feb 16, 2021

Link: https://www.brookings.edu/research/national-service-can-connect-americas-young-people-to-opportunity-and-community-and-promote-work-of-real-social-value/

Per Bill's request: I think this idea has merit, and will be writing to Joe Biden to suggest it. The more letters or emails received, the better.

I use this email address: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

To all my friends

I am writing to you about an idea I feel very strongly about.

The idea has been mentioned by a number of the presidential candidates and has

been discussed at many nonpartisan social justice meetings.

We need to come together as a nation and one way would be a National Service Corps.Every 18-year-olds would be entitled to serve their country for one year.They would be paid and would be taught skills that would help them to find jobs.They can then choose to enroll for another year and learn more skills or go on to College or trade schools or any other institution. Either way they would be given help to pay tuition for college or any other field they choose.

Having served in the military for four years I am convinced that our young people can learn to get along.

If you agree please forward this to friends and to your local and federal representatives.

Thank you


Updated: Mar 22, 2021

  • The pandemic makes in-person canvassing problematic.

  • Insufferable spam-calls keep us from answering unknown numbers.

  • And while a text can be read at glance, texts hardly lend themselves to a complex message. And clicking a link for more -- well, that's often problematic.

So, what can we do?

Peer-to-Peer Phone Canvassing

Our immediate problem is the amendment that PA Republicans are sneaking onto the May primary ballot. Basically, they want to reconfigure the PA Supreme Court into a wholly partisan body -- you can read more here.

My hope is that we can each learn the the nuances of the Amendment, the Republicans reasons-why (both stated and stated) and why this is a terrible idea.

Then, call three friends, explain the Amendment to them, and ask them to do the same.

Republicans will be pushing this amendment with lots of money on Facebook, Instagram, TV, direct mail --- whatever media can money can buy. But we can push back with with the personal touch.