COLUMBIA, SC – JUNE 22: Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg addresses the crowd at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday proposed a plan to dramatically expand service opportunities for America’s young adults while offering them financial incentives such as debt relief.
“A New Call to Service” aims to create a network of 1 million national service members by 2026, Politico and other outlets reported.
Buttigieg, who will introduce the plan today in Iowa, said it was prompted by his own service in the U.S. Navy Reserve, which taught him valuable skills such as how to engage with people of differing views.
“National service can help us to form connections between very different kinds of Americans, as was my experience in the military,” Buttigieg said in a statement. “I served alongside and…