Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to dramatically increase the capacity of the National Service to "reawaken a sense of unity in America."
The Mayor of South Bend, India, announced Wednesday that his campaign was named "A New Call to Service." "The initiative would build a network of one million members of the National Service by 2026, when America celebrates the 250th anniversary of its independence," Buttigieg said when he announced his plan.
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The 37-year-old pointed to his missions to Afghanistan and emphasized, "I served by my side people who behaved in very different ways, and my life is familiar with political views. One should not have to go to war to have that kind of experience, which is why I propose a plan to create more opportunities for the national service. "
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The plan would also create competitive grant funding for communities, cities and regions, and would create a new service corps, including a Climate Corps, a Community Health Corps and a Intergenerational Corps.
According to surveys, the trust was of America aner in institutions never lower a new generation of American youth through mutual service and shared values.
Currently AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps offer young people the opportunity to serve in low-income areas in the US and abroad.
Buttigieg initially proposed a national service plan during an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in April.
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Two rivals for the Democratic nomination, former MP John Delaney from Maryland and Rep. Seth Moulton In recent months, Delaney, Moulton and the Democratic's hopeful colleague White House, Kirsten Gillibrand, also proposed a debt settlement scheme for students forgiveness or subsidized college for undergraduate students.