Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Answer the call in Washington

The needs are all around us -- hungry families, neighborhoods not getting the attention they deserve, environmental degradation in sacred spaces. We have been called to serve by many of our political leaders, including President Obama, Governor Gregoire, and by the mayor here in Seattle, where I live. Now more than ever, our service will make a real difference in people's lives. At Democrats Work, we are asking an important question: how do you want to answer the call to service?

Please take 30 seconds to tell us what you think the greatest service needs are.

Here's just one example of Washingtonians answering the call this weekend: Brian Gunn of Auburn is leading a project in northern Pierce County to help restore the natural habitat of South Prairie Creek. You can join Brian and other Democrats Work volunteers on Saturday and help bring this critical stream back to life. (Click here for the details and to sign up.)

In the meantime, we want to hear from you. Tell us your top service priority today.

Community service, at its best, is directed at our most pressing needs and solves serious problems. I hope you will continue to help our neighbors and communities meet the challenges we all face across this state.

All the best,

Thomas Bates
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Democrats Work

Democrats Work connects the grassroots with community service projects -- cleaning up neighborhoods and parks, supporting schools, working at food banks and soup kitchens, honoring veterans. To learn more, go to www.democratswork.org.

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