Obama Visits Colorado Springs

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP) Barack Obama is in Colorado Springs today, calling for expanding service programs like the Peace Corps, and starting a new volunteer corps for environment and energy projects.

The presumptive democratic presidential nominee delivered a speech before an invitation-only audience at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

A private fundraiser is scheduled later today.

In prepared remarks, Obama said he would expand the Peace Corps, Americorps and USA Freedom Corps, and start a new energy corps. He also said he would ask veterans to help other veterans find jobs and services, and to help military families.

Obama also pledged to increase the nation's foreign service and reopen consulates in other nations.

This is Obama's third visit to Colorado this year, after previous stops in January and May.

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