Kennedy Asks Supporters to Participate in 9/11 National Day of Service
CHARLESTON, SC—SEPT. 8, 2023—Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is asking his supporters to participate in service projects in their communities as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11.
Thousands of his supporters have responded, many of whom have volunteered to organize their own service projects. More than 200 projects have already been organized across the country.
In explaining why his campaign is encouraging participation in service, Kennedy said, “Democracy isn’t just about voting. It isn’t even just about politics. Democracy is about actually feeling empowered to take the initiative to do something for your community and your country.”
RFK, Jr.’s call to service echoes the famous words of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, who said, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”
“I don’t see my campaign as only a run for the presidency,” Kennedy said. “I want to mobilize this country to take responsibility for its future. Engaged, empowered citizens coming together in meaningful work is key to my vision for healing the divide.”
Kennedy will participate in a service project shoulder to shoulder with other service volunteers on the East Coast. He encourages all Americans to take part in this hands-on demonstration of a positive vision of America.
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