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Presidential Nominees to Speak at Forum on Service and Civic Engagement on September 11, 2008.

September 9th, 2008

The Maine Commission for Community Service’s mission is to foster community service and volunteerism to meet human and environmental needs in the State of Maine. In light of our mission we would like to encourage citizens to watch the “Service Nation Presidential Candidates Forum.” In their first joint appearance since the conventions, Presidential nominees John McCain and Barack Obama, will discuss their views on service and civic engagement. The Forum will be held on the evening of September 11th at Columbia University in the City of New York. The forum will be open to all broadcast networks, and the public is encouraged to submit questions for the candidates at http://tinyurl.com/6jmhd5.

As the U.S. faces an economic downturn communities and individuals will need the support of the services volunteers provide more than ever. Its critical citizens are informed on where the candidates stand in terms of service. Take the first step and join citizens across the country by watching the “Service Nation Presidential Candidates Forum” on September 11, 2008.

The Forum is being organized by Service Nation, http://servicenation.org,

a coalition of 110 organizations dedicated to strengthening our democracy and solving problems through civic engagement and service. Following the Summit, on September 27th, Service Nation will organize a national Day of Action to engage Americans in events across the country that will showcase the power, potential and impact of service. The public can sign up to host, or find events to attend,at http://events.servicenation.org.