LAURA LAUDER, July 3, 2019
Presidential elections are agenda-setting moments for the country — a time for big, visionary ideas. This is why we launched the Serve America Together Presidential Challenge.
We are challenging all the 2020 presidential candidates to share their plan to transform national service in America and commit to making national service a top priority in the first 100 days of their term. The campaign is urging the presidential candidates not only to consider expanding current national service programs like AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps but also to think creatively about innovative ways to use national service as a strategy to tackle pressing problems facing America.
As contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination and President Trump are competing for precious airtime and the votes of the American people, I want to know what they plan to do about this inequality of opportunity and how we as a nation can stop turning down almost three quarters of our young people who stand up and say they want to serve.