Americans have always been eager to serve their country and communities. Many times throughout history, our nation’s leaders have called on ordinary citizens to seek out opportunities to serve. In his 2002 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush called on “every American to commit at least two years—4,000 hours—over the rest of your lifetime to the service of your neighbors and your nation.” After establishing a domestic service corps, President Bill Clinton remarked, “When I ask our country’s young people to give something back to our country through grassroots service, they responded by the thousands.”
As Citizens for Political Reform, it’s up to all of us to make our collective voice heard to influence our leaders in Washington and across the country to make our government work. Every week, BPC will ask Citizens for Political Reform questions to solicit ways to improve government. Responses to these questions will be used to help inform the Commission on Political Reform and policy makers about public opinion.