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Congressman Seth Moulton To Be Recognized Tonight For Support Of National Service

Feb 09, 2016 08:40AM ● By Bill Gilman

Congressman Seth Moulton


In recognition of his support for national service, Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) will be awarded the Outstanding New Member Award by Voices for National Service, a diverse coalition of national service programs, state service commissions and individual champions, who work to ensure Americans of all ages have the opportunity to serve and volunteer in their community.
 
The Outstanding New Member Award is given for elevating national service as a first term legislative priority. 
 
Representative Moulton joins a bipartisan group of distinguished leaders in government, business and journalism from across the nation being honored, including Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Bob Dold (R-IL), Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, and CSX Corporation Chairman Michael Ward.

The awards will be formally presented in Washington, DC at the 13th Annual Friends of National Service Awards on February 9, 2016. Click here to see the full list of award winners and details regarding the event.

“Congressman Moulton, who served our nation with honor in the Marine Corps, knows that young people want to serve,” said AnnMaura Connolly, President, Voices for National Service.  “Since coming to Washington, Congressman Moulton has sought opportunities to raise awareness for national service as a companion to military service, and he has advocated for increased federal funding for national service programs.  We are honored to recognize him as a champion of national service.”

“I am honored to receive this award from Voices for National Service,” said Congressman Moulton. “The sense of common purpose I felt while serving in the Marines taught me about the value of public service in all its forms, from military service to AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps. Volunteers in these programs make a measurable difference in the communities they serve each day. I believe we need to give all Americans the chance to give back and I’m committed to ensuring these opportunities are supported in Congress.”

Honorees were selected based on recognition and support for national service as a solution to some of the nation’s most pressing challenges.  Each award winner has helped to raise public awareness of national service and elevate national service as a legislative priority. 

National service is a cost-effective strategy for engaging citizens, improving communities, and strengthening the nation.  In communities across the country, national service members provide critical services to fulfill unmet needs. National service members tutor and mentor struggling students, help Americans lead healthier lives, provide job training and other services to returning veterans, preserve the nation’s parks and public lands, offer disaster relief and recovery assistance, and support independent living for seniors and Americans with disabilities.  For every federal dollar invested in national service, there are returns to society of nearly four dollars in terms of higher earnings, increased output, and other community-wide benefits.

The 13th Annual Friends of National Service Awards is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, CSX, Willis Towers Watson, Cigna and Summit America.


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