Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama + Peace Corps

"To restore America's standing, I will call on our greatest resource- our people. We will double the size of the Peace Corps by its 50th anniversary in 2011. And, we'll reach out to other nations to engage their young people in similar programs, so that we work side by side to take on the common challenges that confront all humanity. The Peace Corps has been a key part of meeting those challenges such as overcoming poverty, combating diseases like HIV/AIDS and malaria, and reducing the global education deficit. This will not be a call issued in one speech or on program. This will be an important and enduring commitment of my presidency".

- Barack Obama, President Elect 2008, quoted in his article "A Quantum Leap", Worldview Magazine Winter Issue 2008.

So as passive as I am on politics, this is one thing I'll be paying attention to. :)


Lyndsey said...

Veevesy - glad you found the quote you were looking for...and applaud you for being a little less passive!

Jan Kelley said...

How wonderful that our president-elect is realizing the value of the peace corps.

I continue to be so proud of you for choosing this avenue to share the gifts God has given you. You are a ray of sunshine wherever you go and now you have a wonderful opportunity to make a lasting impression on people you dont even know right now. The exciting thing is that God knows them, He created them and He knows you are coming to them. What a wonderful wonderful time.

I am liking Obama more and more. I guess that is good since he is now my president as of January 20, 2009.

love you and so proud of you. jk