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Sponsored by: The Veterans Site

America's veterans, especially those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, need to come home knowing they will be able to find jobs. After courageously serving their country, they shouldn't have to wonder where their next meal will come from or how they'll survive. We have a responsibility to help veterans translate their natural talents and skills gained while in service into sustainable, long-term employment.

Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, introduced a bill that would help veterans find work and curb the rising unemployment rate among them. Not only would the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 create a program to assist veterans in transitioning back into the job force, but it would also create a hiring authority that would help veterans return home with jobs waiting for them.

Thank Senator Murray for fighting for America's veterans and sign the petition in support of the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011.

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Dear Senator Murray,

With the soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan beginning to return home, now is the time we need to address the growing issue of veteran unemployment. With the former service member unemployment rate at an astonishing 27%, our veterans desperately need our help.

Our nation's heroes have fought long and hard in the name of keeping our country safe. They've given up their lives to serve America. They shouldn't have to return home to yet another battle — worrying how they are going to survive.

You introduced the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 — legislation that would create a program to assist veterans in transitioning back into the job force, but it would also create a hiring authority that would help service members return home with jobs waiting for them.

Thank you for speaking out on behalf of our veterans. Please do all you can to see that the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 passes and that America's heroes are given the best possible chance to succeed.

Sincerely yours,

Petition Signatures


Jul 19, 2018 Sherry Sawyer
Jul 15, 2018 LINDA FANCHER
Jul 15, 2018 Linda DeLaquil
Jul 15, 2018 A. Bascove
Jul 9, 2018 Renella Kendall
Jul 5, 2018 Phyl Mo
Jul 4, 2018 Debbie Barabe
Jun 26, 2018 Barbara Karasinski
Jun 14, 2018 Debra Blair
Jun 14, 2018 Terri Sammarco
Jun 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 2, 2018 Marlena Lovewell
May 22, 2018 Lynn Ronconi
May 22, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 16, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 15, 2018 Kathy Huddleston
May 9, 2018 HOLLY A STAUTZ I was unaware that the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 was not already active -- PLEASE get this legislation Active ASAP! Thanks in Advance, a daughter of a Blind & Disabled Navy Veteran
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 8, 2018 Natalie Bieniarz
May 8, 2018 John Baughman
Apr 28, 2018 Kaley Bill
Apr 22, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2018 george lewis
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 7, 2018 Lydia Benade
Apr 6, 2018 thomas friedman
Apr 6, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 24, 2018 Kelly Shanks
Mar 24, 2018 Rose Ash
Mar 17, 2018 Heidi Buckles
Mar 16, 2018 Alicia Orr
Mar 15, 2018 Marilyn Williams
Mar 13, 2018 DayLynn McDonald
Mar 6, 2018 Margaret Randall
Mar 5, 2018 Jennifer Brunson
Feb 25, 2018 Jeanine Smegal
Feb 24, 2018 marianne cresci
Feb 24, 2018 lynn martin
Feb 14, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Feb 13, 2018 Carol Henderson
Feb 9, 2018 Janis Ciofalo
Feb 9, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
Feb 9, 2018 SUSAN BAILEY
Feb 8, 2018 Betty Kowall
Feb 8, 2018 Wendy Bise
Feb 8, 2018 carol caudill
Feb 8, 2018 Ashia Castendyk
Feb 7, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 5, 2018 Janice Banks

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