Hatch: Why the Serve America Act is Such a Good Bill

Posted on 03/26/2009 by |General News | Comments

VolunteeringSpecial Guest Blog Posting for shAARPsession By Senator Orrin Hatch The Serve America Act is truly a bipartisan piece of legislation that enjoys widespread support. I would like to take a few minutes to tell you why it is such a good bill. First, this bill is 100 percent voluntary. No one in our nation is compelled to give service, and this bill upholds that tradition. What the legislation will do is provide new and expanded opportunities for people who …

AARP: Expand Volunteer Service Opportunities

Posted on 03/25/2009 by |General News | Comments

VolunteeringAARP COO Thomas Nelson penned a “Where We Stand” column for Bulletin Today and we wanted to excerpt a bit for you since the Senate’s debating the Serve America Act today and expected to vote this week. “Even as Congress is focusing on financial practices that have badly hurt our economy, the House and Senate are acting on legislation that speaks to what is best about America: a bill to substantially expand opportunities for community and volunteer service… We’ve heard …