News

This page highlights updates and achieved milestones for the Service Nation Campaign and the public discourse on National Service.

    March 12, 2008: H.R. 5563 (GIVE Act, a bill reauthorizing and streamlining AmeriCorps) fails by 3 votes on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.  ANSA made over 80 calls to congressional representatives encouraging their support for the Bill.  Though AmeriCorps did not receive a congressional reauthorization, the program will continue to limp along as it has since its inception in 1993.  Click on the tab to the left for more information.

    January 2008: Americans for a National Service Act becomes the 32nd organization to join the Service Nation Campaign.

    September 10, 2007: TIME Magazine publishes an issue dedicated to promoting National Service ideas, signaling a new public debate on the issue. 

    January 2007: Americans for a National Service Act is formed by Iraq War Vets.