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In late 2012, the Senate failed to muster the sixty votes required to move forward with the Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012. Forty Republican Senators rejected the legislation, citing concerns over the $1 billion cost associated with the program - a fraction of the $1.4 trillion spent on sending US troops to Iraq and Afghanistan. Tell Congress to invest in our veterans and the nation's future.
Goal: 15,000 Progress: 6,588
Sponsored by: The Veterans Site

At a time when America's unemployed veterans number near a million, we must focus on what we can do to put our former service members back to work. Our veterans are qualified, intelligent people who have honed their skills while serving our country. But many have trouble finding a niche of their own, where their expertise can be truly put to work.

We have to advocate for our veterans, creating jobs that meet both their experience and their needs. This means putting them to work in such areas like restoring our national parks and forests, civil service work, and in other arenas where America is lacking qualified and responsible workers.

The Veteran Jobs Corps Act of 2012 offered such a framework but failed to make it past the Senate. Tell Congress the time has come for a job bill that capitalizes on veteran skills, putting them back to work for America.

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Dear Senator Patty Murray:

I would like to personally thank you for your tireless advocacy on behalf of America's veterans. As we continue to bring troops home from their service overseas, we need to address the endemic unemployment rate among America's service members.

Your previous efforts—introducing the Veteran Employment Assistance Act of 2010 and co-sponsoring the Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012—demonstrate an unwavering pursuit of meaningful employment opportunities for returning veterans. Despite the congressional hurdles, I implore you to reintroduce new legislation that allocates the resources and incentives for public and private enterprises to put veteran skills to good use, serving our communities.

Substantive legislation can go a long way to fulfilling America's obligations to its swelling ranks of veterans, many recently returned from combat. They've done their duty; now let's do ours.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Mar 2, 2015 Nancy Sekolec
Feb 27, 2015 Tracy Wiedman
Feb 26, 2015 Heather Drees
Feb 26, 2015 Deborah Mulholland
Feb 26, 2015 susanne primer
Feb 26, 2015 Geri Patton As a Navy veteran of over 22 years and having two children who are vets, I applaud your efforts and hope that you continue in your efforts to make a difference for the men and women who have gives so much to our country! Thank you!!
Feb 26, 2015 William Vorberg
Feb 26, 2015 Kathy Aprile
Feb 26, 2015 Jean Beyer Please use the skills these Veterans have acquired. Why waste all those skills? Besides, keeping them working and busy makes them feel needed and helps with PTSD.
Feb 26, 2015 Mihaela Stan
Feb 24, 2015 Tonya Green
Feb 23, 2015 celeste long here is another one I don't understand why is this happening to our service men and women. They put their life on the line for us why are we not doing that?
Feb 23, 2015 Shannon Bradley Come on government, they protected your careers as politicians, help them now. Take a small cut in pay would help. Aren't their lives worth more than the lousy pay and gratitude they got.
Feb 21, 2015 Thomas McBriarty
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 21, 2015 Renae Gilbert
Feb 20, 2015 Samantha Pareja
Feb 19, 2015 Antonya Hernandez
Feb 19, 2015 Randy Knight
Feb 19, 2015 Glenda Shearer They deserve our commitment to them for the sacrifice they have already given to keep us safe and free.
Feb 18, 2015 Leslie Wingerath
Feb 18, 2015 Brian & Judy Poole
Feb 18, 2015 stephanie beam
Feb 17, 2015 Ruth Gollobin Our veterans took care of us; it's our turn to take care of them and their families!
Feb 17, 2015 emilio leone
Feb 17, 2015 Noreen Guregian Because it is the right thing to do!!
Feb 17, 2015 Debbie Coty
Feb 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2015 Alan Simon
Feb 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2015 Richard Collins
Feb 16, 2015 liz sekuterski IT WOULD BE A CRIME TO FORGET OUR VETERANS - WE ARE A PROUD COUNTRY - LET"S CONTINUE TO SHOW HOW MUCH THEY ARE APPRECIATED WITH LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER!!!!
Feb 16, 2015 Nicole Scott
Feb 16, 2015 Santosh Gyawali
Feb 16, 2015 Bobbie Allinson
Feb 16, 2015 Luci Thomas
Feb 16, 2015 Linda Janelle
Feb 16, 2015 Debby Smith They helped us; we need to help them. God bless our military and God bless America.
Feb 16, 2015 Christine Meyer
Feb 16, 2015 Dennis Timple
Feb 16, 2015 J.L. Harper
Feb 16, 2015 Trey Kumm
Feb 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
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Feb 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2015 Deanna Gentle
Feb 15, 2015 Jennifer Harud
Feb 15, 2015 Merrie Wilson
Feb 14, 2015 (Name not displayed) Veterans are not supposed to struggle to find work if they defended our country!!!!

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