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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

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
Feb 4, 2018 miriam feehily
Feb 1, 2018 Sieglinda Du Preez
Feb 1, 2018 Russell Jackson
Jan 30, 2018 Robert Furem
Jan 30, 2018 Barbara Leary
Jan 29, 2018 Sandra Jesionek
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Jan 25, 2018 Sharon gooding
Jan 16, 2018 Heather Pelletier
Jan 14, 2018 Carolyn Edwards-Johnson
Jan 14, 2018 Averill Waterhouse
Jan 14, 2018 jackie lewthwaite
Jan 13, 2018 Renee Morgan Veterns first
Jan 13, 2018 Cynthia Green
Jan 9, 2018 Patricia Rohling
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Dec 30, 2017 Richard Han
Dec 17, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Dec 11, 2017 Jodi Ford
Dec 8, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Dec 7, 2017 Kathy Smith
Dec 7, 2017 Judith Pelletier
Dec 7, 2017 Margaret Erickson
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
Nov 27, 2017 Bruce Hogan
Nov 24, 2017 Virginia Ilardi
Nov 23, 2017 Floyd Perry
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2017 Patti Wyatt
Nov 12, 2017 Jutta Scherkowsky
Nov 12, 2017 Lois Freeman
Nov 11, 2017 Octavia DeLaGarza
Nov 10, 2017 Vianney Ventura
Nov 10, 2017 Joanne Franchi
Nov 8, 2017 Janice Munn
Nov 8, 2017 Kerry Olsen
Oct 30, 2017 Francis Robertson
Oct 30, 2017 Mary O'Maley
Oct 25, 2017 Cynthia Cabell

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