Call Americans to Public Service
“Americans who have dedicated at least part of their life to service understand more fully that freedom and peace are worth fighting for.”
- Zak Ringelstein -
Less than 1% of Americans are active duty military -- and yet we have so many Americans clamoring to work and do good for our country. It has been almost 60 years since President John F. Kennedy lifted the national discourse with his call to “ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” This generation of Americans is ready for a large-scale national call to service. Whether it's through military service, community service, or public service, Americans should be encouraged and empowered to contribute to their communities and their country.
Americans of all ages can take up their whiteboard marker, shovel, or stethoscope, and our country will pay them back with jobs and loan forgiveness for the vital investment they are helping create in our country’s schools, community centers, national forests & monuments, hospitals, military, rural communities, infrastructure (energy/electricity, highways, roads, railway, airports, sidewalks, water/wastewater, etc.), and local parks. It's time to make the call and rise up to confront the challenges of our times together.