(Move slider to the right a few centimeters to begin playback -- Tim Tagaris)
Today I want to have a conversation with you about answering a new call to service. Thanks to the technologists at UStream.tv, I get to talk to you in real-time about something I care deeply about: national service.
I'll be coming live via UStream.tv at 5 P.M. Eastern time to give you a preview of my national service plan. Before I roll out the full plan in New Hampshire and Iowa this coming weekend, I want to take the time to talk to the DailyKos community about why service matters. More importantly, I want to hear your thoughts.
Post your questions and comments for me in the thread below. Matt Browner-Hamlin, my campaign's blogger, will relay questions from this diary to me. I'll answer them. And you'll get to keep the conversation going.
You get the first look at my national service plan because you are activists who believe, like me, that anything is possible when we come together to work for peace and prosperity. I heeded the call when John F. Kennedy asked my generation to serve -- I joined the Peace Corps and spent two years working with rural communities in the Dominican Republic.
While serving in the Peace Corps, I saw what the world could achieve when America leads with its highest ideals – justice, opportunity and hope. Now, in these demanding and dangerous times, the world needs America to lead once again and answer the call to service.
So please come take a look inside my campaign through streaming video technology and join me in a discussion about how we can face the challenges of the 21st Century with the boldness and optimism that have always been the hallmark of our nation.
You can learn more at ChrisDodd.com
Let's have a good conversation,
PS -- You can get the embed for this video at Ustream.tv [Matt Browner-Hamlin]