Campaign for National Civic Service

Friday, 04 December 2009
David Lammy will speak at the launch of a Demos report on a National Civic Service next week.
The report argues for a ‘civic corps’ to help fight the recession and instil an ethic of service in young people in Britain.
Click here or here to read David’s arguments in favour of the idea in the past and here to watch him speak on a Demos event on the issue at Labour Party Conference.
The Demos report argues for the idea to be paid for through levy on student loans, which David does not support, but he will continue to campaign for the idea of a national service finding its way into the next Labour Party manifesto.
Click here to visit the website of City Year, an organisation David visited on a recent visit to the United States and which is used as a case study in the Demos report.

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