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BELIEVE IN SERVICE ENDORSES JACKY ROSEN FOR U.S. SENATE

NASHVILLEBelieve in Service, a political action committee founded by Iraq war combat veteran James Mackler to support federal candidates who will protect and expand vital national service programs, today endorsed U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) in her campaign for U.S. Senate in Nevada. Rosen is challenging U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV). Heller, symbolic votes honoring AmeriCorps alums notwithstanding, has repeatedly voted against national service programs during his tenure in Congress.

“Rep. Jacky Rosen believes in service and will be a passionate advocate for Nevadans in the U.S. Senate,” said James Mackler. “While the majority in Washington prioritizes serving special interest donors over service to our nation, we need Jacky Rosen’s voice in the U.S. Senate to protect and expand our vital national service programs like AmeriCorps that provide so many opportunities for service here and abroad. We’re proud to support her campaign.”

“I appreciate James Mackler’s commitment to lifting up the importance of national and community service programs like AmeriCorps, and I’m grateful for Believe in Service‘s endorsement,” said Rep. Jacky Rosen. “I’m running for U.S. Senate because I want to serve Nevadans and make a difference for my state, and I believe it’s time to elect new leaders who put public service on behalf of their constituents ahead of self-serving partisan games.”

Unlike Senator Heller, voters do not view national service as a partisan issue. A survey conducted by Republican polling firm TargetPoint found that 83% of voters want Congress to maintain or increase federal spending on national service programs. The strong bipartisan consensus includes support from 78% of Republicans, 84% of Independents and 90% of Democrats. Economists have found that each dollar invested in national service generates $3.95 in terms of higher earnings, increased output and other community benefits.

Learn more about Believe in Service at www.BelieveInService.com.