Yes, AWSC Can...
Executive Summary of the American World Service Corps Proposals for a Robust 21st Century Volunteer Corps
Why build these cities beautiful
If man unbuilded goes,
In vain, we build the world-
Unless builder also grows.
For years America's relevance, good will, and influence abroad has shrunk. At home, a long period of growing ignorance and indifference has crippled our economy. We have the opportunity to erase this trend while building a safer, saner "Global Village," through the People's Lobby's American World Service Corps (AWSC) Congressional Proposals, which Congresswoman Woolsey has offered to introduce in the 111th Congress. We hope you will URGE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES join her as an original sponsor and be one of many outspoken leaders this proposed legislation needs
The Obama-Biden team calls for adding 3 million jobs in two years, providing universal preschool, fielding corps of Green, Elderly, Classroom workers, doubling the Peace Corps, tripling AmeriCorps, and undertaking some aspects of the WPA. The People's Lobby organization proposes to scale up this admirable proposal with the AWSC Proposals, which would involve 21 million Americans in voluntary public service over the next 27 years. This program would incorporate and expand existing volunteer teams, empowering them to cost effectively address all the needs identified in the Obama proposal, and many more.
The Obama-Biden tax proposals propose that the very rich pay a fairer share of the communal benefits that good governance can provide America and the world. Many of the richest Americans and corporations pay little or nothing in taxes. Our AWSC proposal incorporates web mechanisms to encourage the Forbes 400 and non-taxpaying corporations to make an annual 2% donation into an escrowed, locked-box account. This AWSC account would be solely dedicated to funding AWSC team members. This revenue could erase the need to use taxes to field this annual army of one million peaceful, productive volunteers for a generation. And it grows healthy business opportunities for the very rich by moving more people toward healthier, productive, non-violent lives.
This AWSC report is designed to provide details on the motivation and mechanisms for the AWSC proposals. (More information is at www.WorldServiceCorps.us) It includes the following sections:
Introduction: "Yes, AWSC can..
"Address the myriad of crises facing us, especially in depressing economic times.
II. A Solution to Current Problems: A Volunteer Army to Prove "We Still Can.
"Twenty-one million serving Americans can help right the ship.