Speech at the New Hampshire Democratic State Convention, Manchester, New Hampshire

September 24, 1966


Manchester, NH

Thousands of young men and women serve in the Peace Corps, in isolated villages and city slums all over the globe . . . Vista volunteers, workers for civil rights, young government servants and candidates for Congress— these are the new shape of America’s leadership. We have learned, as President Kennedy pledged we would, to judge a man’s rank by the size of the job he does, and not by his staff, his budget, or his previous reputation. We gave to the young people of America only the opportunity to serve—and they responded with a spirit and dedication which truly lit the world.