McCain uses National Service to connect with young voters

Posted by aaronjmarquez on January 4, 2008 

The Concord Monitor reports that U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is using National Service to connect with young voters in New Hampshire.   

When he was asked yesterday what he’d like his legacy to be, McCain said he hoped his tombstone would read, “that I called Americans to serve causes greater than themselves.”

He was more specific at a house party Monday in Hancock. He asked young people to sign up for the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, the military and volunteer organizations like ONE, whose 17,000 New Hampshire volunteers he mentions frequently as examples of “what America is all about.”

Props to Matthew Bartlett and his team of volunteers with ONE Vote ’08 for their amazing work over the last year in the Granite State.  Bartlett, who graduated from Bishop Guertin High School a couple years ahead of me, came to City Year New Hampshire for a Visitors Program in early 2007 and graciously facilitated a workshop on “making poverty history” for AmeriCorps members from across the country and South Africa at cyzygy’07, presented by The Timberland Company and hosted by Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH this past June.


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