Sunday, September 23, 2007

Obama: Expand Senior Volunteer Programs

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AMES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Friday he wants to increase opportunities for older Americans to contribute to society by creating new volunteer programs.

The Illinois senator vowed to expand programs, such as the Senior Corps., which provides volunteer opportunities to seniors. About 500,000 seniors participate in that program.

"I believe that Americans of all age are still willing to serve this country in ways big and small," Obama said. "I think the problem is no one has asked you. That will change when I am president."

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