Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand accepts Serve America Together’s Presidential Challenge and commits to rewarding those who serve with debt-free college
Gillibrand is the second 2020 presidential candidate to formally accept Serve America Together’s presidential challenge.
WASHINGTON, DC (August 27, 2019) – Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand formally accepted Serve America Together’s presidential challenge. She touts her national service plan which would award individuals who serve for one year with tax-free financial assistance to attend two years of public or community college tuition-free. It also calls for appointing a Cabinet-level director of national public service. Gillibrand is the second candidate to respond to the campaign’s presidential challenge. Pete Buttigieg accepted the challenge on July 3, 2019.
“We are delighted that Senator Gillibrand has formally accepted the Serve America Together Presidential Challenge,” said Erin Finucane, Chief Policy & Advocacy Officer at Service Year Alliance. “We look forward to continuing this critical conversation throughout the 2020 presidential campaign and challenge all of the candidates to share their plans to make national service a priority in the first 100 days of their term.”
Serve America Together is a campaign led by Service Year Alliance that aims to make national service part of growing up in America. The campaign, backed by a number of prominent Americans and over a dozen leading military and civilian service organizations, is challenging all presidential candidates to commit to make national service a priority in their first 100 days in office and to release bold plans to expand and transform national service in America.
For more information about the Serve America Together campaign, visit serveamericatogether.org. To speak with Service Year Alliance or with questions about the campaign, please contact Aly Ferguson at [email protected].
About Service Year Alliance
Service Year Alliance is working to make a year of paid, full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. A service year before, during, or after college gives young people the chance to transform their lives, make an impact in their community, and become the active citizens and leaders our nation needs. Expanding service years has the power to revitalize cities, uplift and educate children at risk, and empower communities struggling with poverty. Learn more at ServiceYearAlliance.org.