People’s Lobby’s American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals

People’s Lobby Background

People’s Lobby Inc. (PLI) has a storied history of proposing, initiating, qualifying, and passing nonpartisan laws that benefit ordinary citizens (www.PeoplesLobby.us).  Peoples Lobby was an initiative factory and training grounds for grassroots organizations that believed the words of PLI’s founders, Ed and Joyce Koupal.

 “This country runs on laws.  If you want to change the country, write its laws.”

Today PLI is using its “initiative” history to build a movement that will introduce and pass the citizen proposed American World Service Corps legislation that will improve the world.  To educate enough Americans to pass that legislation, we need your help.  People Lobby Education Foundation (501C3) is the educational and research arm of Peoples Lobby Inc. (501C4).

  What is the American World Service Corps?

If the citizen-initiated, nonpartisan American World Service Corps (AWSC) congressional proposals were passed into law in the upcoming year, then seven years from now one million additional Americans (less than 1% of those aged 20-60) would voluntarily serve their nation 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.  The AWSC would not be a large new bureaucracy.  Its small-staffed umbrella organization would funnel America’s best resources – can-do Americans -- to effective, existing organizations.

Upon completion of service, volunteers or their designees would receive:

·           Two years of community college plus two years of state college tuition (apx.  $17,000), or

·           An equivalent amount paid into a Medical Savings or IRA account, as a home down payment, or as tax credits. 

·           Cash readjustment allowance equivalent to what a Peace Corps volunteer receives. (Apx.  $225.  per month served)

When passed, the AWSC legislation would be among the most significant legislation passed  – and produce the most inspiring results -- in decades. 

 

The AWSC will: 

·      Raise America and the world’s future policymaking IQ to a common sense and admirable level. 

·      Reward more Americans with an indelible, practical education in the world’s classroom that dwarfs Ivy Towered learning. 

·      Build a peaceful, productive army, slightly smaller than our military army, that the 21st century needs to nation build and erases ignorant stereotypes, costly wars, and terrorism.

 

                           What the AWSC would do

Implementing the AWSC into law strengthens America at home and abroad by:

·         Raising America’s political IQ, thereby bettering our public policies.

·         Winning hearts and minds.

·         Reducing hatred fired at our soldiers.

·         Improving living conditions at home and abroad.

·         Giving those who serve a real life education in how the world works.

·         Involving Americans in dealing appropriately and directly with global climate change.

·         Meshing opportunity and responsibility between AWSC volunteers and those with whom they work.

·         Building an army of can-do Americans to handle hurricanes, earthquakes, refugee sufferings, and natural or manmade disasters.

·         Serving as a model for other nations to emulate, so that they send their own World Service Corps into the world’s needs. 

·         Strengthening national pride, cohesion and character, and the AWSC does this without…

Creating a vast new bureaucracy, but instead by strengthening existing governmental and non-governmental organizations.

 

Details at www.WorldServiceCorps.us.

 

The key AWSC proposed bill 

http://www.worldservicecorps.us/world%20service%20key%20proposal%202yr%20volunteer.htm

 

Publications, Op-Eds, etc. on the WSC 

http://www.worldservicecorps.us/coverage.htm.

 

Television, Radio, Audio, Power Point coverage at

http://www.worldservicecorps.us/television_radio.htm.

A quick five minute video overview   http://www.worldservicecorps.us/VTS_01aug0556k.wmv

 

Peace Conference speech , 9 minutes .  2007.

Influence of People’s Lobby and Peace Corps on American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals or click

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRbaWfRantA

Or Goggle “American World Service Corps” at Goggle Video.

Power Point slide shows that provide info on projects as well as economic and policy reasons for implementing AWSC.  ) 

 

Sponsor of the AWSC legislation is People’s Lobby (501c4) and People’s Lobby Educational Foundation (501c3) at www.PeoplesLobby.us.

 

How is the AWSC paid for?  Traditional, non-traditional and creative revenue streams to finance the AWSC at http://www.worldservicecorps.us/financing_awsc.htm

 

Commonwealth Club Presentation, July 2006

Commonwealth Club, July 24th radiobroadcast of an hour presentation on People’s Lobby's citizen-initiated proposed congressional legislation.

World Service Corps: Making International Development Personal and Effective 

  Or this also should begin the audio Complete [54:22]. 

Or click below.

http://www.commonwealthclub.org/archive/index.php?yearRecording=2006&sort=letter%2CH  This may take you to a program selection page, just click down to Dwayne Hunn (presently second from the top) and click on “Listen.”

 

KMTV’s VanDusen Presents the American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals 12-08. 28 minutes.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5412649329836782026

 

You Tube “AWSC 21st Century Army” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRbaWfRantA  10 minutes

 

Staffers visited during August 26 – September 1st   2007 D.C. trip http://worldservicecorps.us/staff%20met%20august%2007.htm

 

How to help http://www.worldservicecorps.us/how_to_help.htm

 

California Democratic Party’s unanimous Resolution of Support for WSC at (We seek bipartisan support and support from all groups)

http://www.cadem.org/site/c.jrLZK2PyHmF/b.1409503/apps/nl/content2.asp?content_id={037848C7-B0EB-4720-B68F-E60324E281B9}&notoc=1

Or

World Service Corps web site

http://www.worldservicecorps.us/wsc%201-%202006%20resolutions%20california%20democratic%20party.htm

 

Events listing at www.WorldServiceCorps.us/events.htm

 

Questions and Answers on cost and other issues

http://www.worldservicecorps.us/q%20and%20a.htm

 

Support statements from veterans, generals, candidates, including Four Star General Anthony Zinni, Bill Clinton, and others

 http://worldservicecorps.us/supporters.htm such as

  General Zinni's AWSC video statement http://worldservicecorps.us/zinni%20to%20aucone%2011-06.htm

  General Monroe, Retired Commander of California National Guard                                                        http://www.worldservicecorps.us/general%20monroe%20statement.htm

 

Press releases  http://www.worldservicecorps.us/press%20releases.htm 

 

Please sign the on-line Petition

http://www.worldservicecorps.us/sign_the_petition.htm

 

You can tell the Obama Biden team about the AWSC at http://change.gov/page/s/ofthepeople

 

In 1989, we campaigned to obtain a Buck Trust Grant to establish an American Soviet Peace Corps, which was inspired largely by my Peace Corps service.  The campaign and writings prompted then Congresswoman Boxer to introduce the proposal as House Resolution 1807 in the 101st Congress.  http://www.worldservicecorps.us/hr1807congress%2031289.htm  When the Soviet Union fell apart, HR1807 fell to the wayside.  Back then, the world was endangered by observable nuclear weapons buried in silos.  Relatively thoughtful governmental leaders, operating out of marbled and civilized capital corridors, controlled those weapons of mass destruction.  Today, a dangerously growing number of undetectable leather soled delivery systems, ignitable by uneducated souls led by crazed zealots operating from dank caves, drive today’s critical need for an American World Service Corps. 

 

Thanks.

 

Want to reduce terrorism, poverty, ignorance, genocide, refugees...?  Better handle tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes...? 

Raise our nation’s public policy making IQ?

 

Then you can’t top the return on investment that working to implement People’s Lobby citizen-initiated American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals produces.

 

Why not donate an hour a month to build a citizens movement that can introduce and pass America’s World Service Corps (AWSC) legislation (and other legislation after that) that benefits all Americans.

 

American World Service Corps www.WorldServiceCorps.us
AWSC summary info http://worldservicecorps.us/peoples%20lobby%20has.htm
People's Lobby www.PeoplesLobby.us
Dwayne Hunn, Pd.D., Executive Director 415-383-7880
Author of "Ordinary People Doing the
Extraordinary”

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRbaWfRantA