S.3487 - Serve America Act

A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to expand and improve opportunities for service, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to expand and improve opportunities for service, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Serve America Act as introduced.

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Matericia 04/22/2009 9:00am

Not everything is for money. The experience of serving is a reward but if we are going to regulate through laws like this we would be wise to look at the idea of compensation. Most volunteers do work that is priceless because they love it. Service is more of a sacrifice, like our military or the ministry. Regular people have enough problems.

There is an alternative that is win/win all around. If we paid each other Time Dollars that circulate through a Community Time Bank we’d be healthier, wealthier and wiser.
DiG?
http://www.timebanks.org/how-it-works.htm

skibber 04/21/2009 11:17am

This is nothing but modern slavery. It certainly isn’t voluntary. That’s why they will force it upon people who have no right of refusal. First children, Then people dependent upon services and on and on. It’s time to wise up America and look at where these “leaders” are taking our country.

Nowabouthat 03/26/2009 1:51pm

We need to pay Congress the same and limit their terms until they make these employees equal to other federal employees.

Rowland 03/24/2009 4:51pm

POVERTY WAGES for people in poverty to help others in poverty.

WE NEED TO PAY THESE WORKERS AT LEST MINIMUM WAGE. IT’S ILLEGAL AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS DOING IT.

sw1999 03/10/2009 12:42pm

What about about giving Federal service credit to AmeriCorps members in ALL programs? Doesn’t their year of service count even though the funding for their programs didn’t come DIRECTLY from the Feds?
Honor those who serve! Give ALL AmeriCorps Alums federal service credit for their year of service!!!

Anonymous 02/26/2009 4:26pm

What are the “specified areas of national need”

Anonymous 09/14/2008 3:35pm

Allot of these employees are poor. It doesn’t address poverty wages and term limited employment.

We need to pay Congress the same and limit their terms until they make these employees equal to other federal employees.


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