Priscilla Rose Cuddy
It was a young US President for whom I had campaigned who said, "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country." There was an entire generation of us who responded to that call. Working all over the world (some in the Peace Corps) we said, and believed, that we COULD do something for our country, and that it was worth doing.
Many of us have retired, some of us are still hanging on. We had the dream and I suspect that it could get rekindled quickly into some kind of social action. We who are baby boomers have earned money; we will soon retire in huge numbers and will have time; we have not forgotten the passion; and with our collective experiences, we know how to get results.