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Plouffe Wants You

Now that the inauguration is history, Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe is trying to keep the President's army of supporters busy. He has released this video about how supporters can stay involved in the "movement."...

By David A Nakamura | January 23, 2009; 02:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pelosi Tours RFK Stadium 'Day of Service' Event

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty opened the gates at RFK Stadium in Southeast Washington this morning to thousands of volunteers who had arrived in force by 11 a.m. to make care packages for U.S. troops as part of the National...

By David A Nakamura | January 19, 2009; 03:12 PM ET | Comments (1)

National Day of Service: Anacostia (D.C.) High School and River Clean-up

They were beautifying Anacostia Senior High School today in Southeast Washington, and cleaning up the Anacostia River, the city's often-neglected, lesser-known waterway that often gets second-billing to the Potomac. Hundreds of high school students, teachers, college students and other volunteers...

By David A Nakamura | January 19, 2009; 02:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

National Day of Service

Today is the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, and it is also the National Day of Service, which marks Barack Obama's bid to inspire a volunteer movement across the country. If you are here in D.C., Mayor Adrian...

By David A Nakamura | January 19, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Public Service Announcement to Air Tuesday on National Mall

A public service announcement calling on citizens to help restore the National Mall will air on Jumbotrons Tuesday before Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony, the Presidential Inaugural Commitee said today. The project is co-sponsored by The Trust for the National Mall....

By David A Nakamura | January 18, 2009; 11:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

D.C. Mayor: City Residents to Make Care Packages for Troops

A heated tent will be at RFK Stadium for volunteers Monday. (Photo by Lateef Mangum, courtesy of D.C. Mayor's office.) Braving 31-degree temperatures and stiff winds, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty came to RFK Stadium today to announce a way...

By David A Nakamura | January 15, 2009; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Launches Public Service Announcement

Barack Obama is trying to translate the excitement surrounding his historic election and pending inauguration to rally volunteers to public serivce. Monday will be a National Day of Service, Obama's attempt to redefine the meaning of Martin Luther King...

By David A Nakamura | January 12, 2009; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Former Secretary of State Powell Announces Call to Service

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell held a press conference today to announce "Renew America Together," a service initiative that will take place Jan. 19 to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Two activists with Year Up Washington D.C.,...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 9, 2009; 06:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

Sign Up For Service

President-elect Barack Obama is asking everyone to give back to their communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the National Day of Service. On the eve of his inauguration, Obama, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and others will participate in service...

By Nikita R Stewart | January 8, 2009; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Inauguration Volunteers Seeking Free Housing

Have a spare room, couch or basement? The Presidential Inaugural Committee is seeking your help in providing free space for the dozens of volunteers who will be coming to town over the next two weeks. Fill out this form if...

By David A Nakamura | December 29, 2008; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Inaugural Committee Has Plenty of Volunteers, Thanks

In keeping with the unofficial theme of "too much of everything but room," the inaugural committee announced over the weekend that it had more than enough volunteer requests and would be turning many away, reports washingtonpost.com's Mary Ann Akers. An...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 15, 2008; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Sleuth: 35,000 Want to Volunteer Jan. 20

Mary Anne Akers reports that the inauguration committee's request for a hand in January got a pretty big response: Since posting a "volunteer" option on its Web site 13 days ago, the committee -- as of late this morning -...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 8, 2008; 03:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Presidential Inaugural Committee Seeking Volunteers

Interested in getting involved with the inauguration but don't think you'll score a ticket or be able to afford one of the inaugural balls? One way to stay close to the action would be to sign up as a volunteer...

By David A Nakamura | December 1, 2008; 11:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

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