On 09 March the House passed H.R. 1388; and on 26 March the Senate passed it as well. H.R. 1388, Officially title the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, or GIVE Act, is being referred to by many as the Mandatory Public Service Act.
Students graduating high school will be required to register; but can delay their registration by attending college. Mandatory or volunteer participation will be based on the household income of the parents of the registering student. Those under an income line will be required to serve; those over the income line can choose to volunteer. During their time of service participants will be forbidden from going to church or participating in any church activities.
You've been VOLUNTOLD!!
Hopefully most of you have guessed by now that with was satire for April Fool's. But get this!
Emails with the same or similar details have been circulating on the internet for the last few months; people sure-as-shit that Obama is about to start enforcing a mandatory service, and not allow their kids to go to church while serving.
H.R. 1388 is a real bill; title the "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act" in the House, and the "Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act" in the Senate; and was passed on March 9th and 26th respectively.
It calls for giving students who complete an approved full-time national service job an "educational award having a value equal to the maximum amount of a Federal Pell Grant." AmeriCorps says this would increase the amount its members receive upon completion of service from $4,725 to $5,350, which they can use to pay for school or pay back student loans. - So this was one of the thing Obama talked about on the campaign trail.
To read some more about people gullibility and to learn more about H.R. 1388, check here