Barack Obama: A Call to Service

Courtesy of Obama for America

Over two decades ago, I found my calling working in a community devastated by steel-plant closings. My story is not unique. Generations of Americans have connected their stories to the larger American story through service and helped move our country forward.

We need that service now. We face determined enemies and definitive challenges at home. This moment is too important for America's greatest resource--our people--to sit on the sidelines. So as President, I will ask for the active citizenship of Americans of all ages and walks of life.

First, we need to create opportunities to serve. I'll ask more young people...

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