Serve America Act
A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to expand and improve opportunities for service, and for other purposes.
"Establishes a National Service Reserve Corps of individuals who have completed a term of national service to respond to national disasters and other emergencies. Directs the Corporation, within 180 days of this Act's enactment, to conduct a nationwide Call to Service Campaign."
I've got a few questions about this.
Is this really necessary? Why? Is it to take the place of all the volunteer organizations that respond to NATURAL DISASTERS (such as the American RED CROSS) Where is the list of faith-based entities that is mentioned in the bill?
What exactly falls under other emergencies? And under purposes of the bill, what is meant by "other purposes"? I want all the specifics on that.
What is going to be done in the "Call to Service Campaign". I want specifics, because I can tell you right now, my children are not going to be a part of it.
What are the documented shortcomings of the 1990 National and Community Service Act of 1990 that have prompted a requirement to amend the act?
This is taking the Community Service portion and Nationalizing it! And that my friends is how it starts!!! Another very sly and
surreptitious way to organize your youth corps. If mandatory, it will gather more personal and private information than you can imagine.
"House Readies Passage of Volunteerism Bill Critics Call Pricey, Forced Service
By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives is expected to pass a measure Wednesday that supporters are calling the most sweeping reform of nationally-backed volunteer programs since AmeriCorps. But some opponents are strongly criticizing the legislation, calling it expensive indoctrination and forced advocacy.
The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act -- sponsored by Reps. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y, and George Miller, D-Calif. -- was approved by a 34-3 vote in the House Education and Labor Committee last week.
The legislation would create 175,000 "new service opportunities" under AmeriCorps, bringing the number of participants in the national volunteer program to 250,000. It would also create additional "corps" to expand the reach of volunteerism into new sectors, including a Clean Energy Corps, Education Corps, Healthy Futures Corps and Veterans Service Corps, and it expands the National Civilian Community Corps to focus on additional areas like disaster relief and energy conservation."