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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What's your pledge?

My day started early on the 19th, as in 5am early. EARLY! Of course the alarms blared and I frantically, blindly hit three different snooze buttons and managed to eke out a couple of extra minutes of sleep before getting my heinie out to SE DC for the ServiceNation breakfast at Ballou High School.

The highlight of the morning was a speech given by Georgia Rep. John Lewis whose wit and wisdom was so very wonderful during this exciting time, and in light of the experiences of his lifetime. A panel including California First Lady Maria Shriver, CA reps. Doris Matsui and George Miller, moderated by Time managing editor Richard Stengel brought many issues to light as well as some interesting plans to help solve them. Bringing volunteer service to the nation was obviously on the forefront of the agenda and Maria Shriver’s comments on promoting volunteerism as a major piece of legislation was insightful. Her point was that volunteers help the economy and make for an all around better society, which in all truth is something we desperately need.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore presented a video they made with their “pledge to action”. You can watch it here. This was a great event and now I ask you to make a pledge to help our country. You can go here to find volunteer opportunities in your area.

I pledge to be not get so stressed out in traffic; to not waste so much water; to be available to help out my fellow man. Oh, and volunteer, too.

What's your pledge?

1 Comments:

Blogger HaveYouSeenLucky said...

I was TOTALLY volunteering ESL before Ashton and Demi started copying my shit AGAIN!

1/28/2009 10:10:00 AM  

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