On August 27, 2019, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand became the second 2020 presidential candidate to formally accept the Serve America Together Presidential Challenge. Her video touts her national service plan which, inspired by the G.I. Bill, would achieve the following:
- Award individuals who serve for one year with tax-free financial assistance to attend two years of public or community college tuition-free. Individuals who serve for two years would get four years tuition-free.
- Award individuals who serve but don’t want to attend a public college or who already have received an undergraduate degree the equivalent tax-free financial assistance towards the cost of a private education, to get a graduate degree, to pay down existing student debt, to participate in an accredited job-training program, to start a business, or to purchase a home.
- Create a new Cabinet-level director of national public service to elevate the priority of public service for the government and our nation.