The bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, signed into law on April 21, 2009, has put more Americans into productive work during the Great Recession.
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The Serve America Act is putting tens of thousands of Americans into service, gaining skills that will help those who are unemployed re-enter the workplace.
Alan Khazei represents a rare opportunity to elect a bridge builder with a proven ability to work inside Washington, while also galvanizing outside pressure to effectively pass meaningful legislation.
As I tried to get deeper into what I saw as an unacceptable response, it soon became clear that my husband's main objection was important: pleas for help are just too generic.
Forty eight years after his brother challenged America to ask what we, as citizens, could do for our country, it was left to Teddy to attend the swearing-in of the first African-American President.
Today, President Obama will sign the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the largest expansion of civilian service since the Depression Era Civilian Conservation Corps.
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