Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Day of Action

Service Nation Summit 2008 may be over but the call for young Americans to service has not. The journey towards a unified service movement and a new America begans September 11 in New York City and will continue to the rest of America on the 27th of September which has been designated "Service Nation Day of Action"

Thousands of communities around the nation will mobilize on September 27, the Day of Action, to demonstrate the impact that service has – and could have - upon our country and the power of citizens to create large scale change.

Why September 27th?

This date was specifically chosen because it is firstly, the day after the first Presidential debate, the day after Congress adjourns for recess, and therefore most congressional members will be in their home districts on this day and lastly, National Public Lands Day, a day to highlight and celebrate our public green spaces across the country.

There are currently "2645 events planned" for this day.

Some of the events happening are:

New York, NY: HealthCorps invites you to join Dr. Oz, staff and friends for a special Zumba fitness class with over 200 people at the Jacob J. Javits Convention Center on the Day of Action. Learn more about HealthCorps’ proactive health movement and get tips on eating smart and staying fit for a healthy, wealthy America. WB and NY One will be there to cover the event.

Miami, FL: Pelican Harbor Clean-up - Come out for a fun-filled beach clean up day! Volunteers will take a short boat ride on the 49 passenger Pelican Island Skipper catamaran to Pelican Harbor. Volunteers will work on the island cleaning up debris to help keep the bays and beaches beautiful. At the end of the morning volunteers take a boat ride around the island and northern Biscayne Bay.

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