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The 2% Forbes solution to a well-armed Live Earth

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One by one, Angelina Jolie is adopting the world’s disadvantaged children.  George Clooney and dad are documenting the plight of refugees and poverty.  MoveOn’s electronic town hall is moving participants and donors with more than bits and bytes.  Buffet and Gates are trumping by $30 billion what Turner gave to address United Nations’ causes.  The wooden Gore has Bon Jovi and Madonna gyrating before billions to keep the Earth Live… 


What’s going on?


Just some big-name, big-cause propelled videos?  Or is the Silent Majority about to move from dreamy TV rooms to rugged fields of needs?  Or will this elites’ eye-catching Fantasy Live Earth also pass, and the masses again be left enduring poverty’s aftermath?


For that minuscule percentage of Americans who calluse hands and tear-up eyes working among the needy at home or abroad, hope springs eternal that more comfortable Americans will step out to learn about and attack poverty, AIDs, ignorance, etc.,  as well as climate change.


In a seven-billion person world, much more than entertainers and a handful of workers are needed.  The world needs an army of peaceful, productive Americans, bolstered by similar armies from other nations, to bring smiles to a hurting Live Earth.


With an Endless Terror War morphed from a preemptive incursion,  with special interest money dominating politicians campaigns and their work days, with iPhones sending us more vicarious experiences… will our system create such a 21st century army?


Involving the likes of Jolie, Clooney, Gates, Buffet, Gore, etc...  provides the attention attracting baby steps the world likes to see.  The Earth, however, needs giant leaps for mankind that comes from armies that leave community rather than death and destruction in their wake.


You can help create that peaceful, productive army by pushing Congress and other opinion leaders to enact People’s Lobby’s citizen-initiated American World Service Corps (AWSC) Congressional Proposals. 

 In August, People’s Lobby  begins face-to- face discussions with Washington D.C. congressional staffers.  Our goal is to garner enough bipartisan cosponsors to pass and implement the AWSC proposals.  The more Americans who understand the benefits of fielding a robust AWSC, the more likely America will quickly move from baby words and visuals to needed giant actions. What is the American World Service Corps? 

If the citizen-initiated congressional American World Service Corps (AWSC) proposals were enacted this year, it would ramp up until by the seventh year one million Americans would voluntarily serve at home or abroad in their choice of the: Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Habitat for Humanity, Head Start, Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross, International Rescue Committee, OxFam, Mercy Corps, State Conservation Corps, etc.  It would operate at that level for 20 years before considering sun-setting.


Upon completion of service, volunteers would receive their choice of:

·        Two years of community college plus two years of state college or vocational tuition.

·        An equivalent amount paid into a Medical Savings or IRA account, or as home down payment, or tax credit, or the same donated to friends or foundations.

·        Plus a cash readjustment allowance equal to what a Peace Corps Volunteer receives.

What the AWSC would do

Implementing the AWSC strengthens America at home and abroad by:

·        Giving those who serve an indelible education in the classroom of the world.

·        Raising America’s political IQ and thereby implementing smarter world policies.

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Dwayne served in the Peace Corps in the slums of Mumbai, India, worked several Habitat Projects, and was on the start-up team of the California Conservation Corps. He has a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University, has been a builder, teacher, (more...)

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