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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: 7,574
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


Apr 17, 2018 Alice black
Apr 15, 2018 william elliott
Apr 14, 2018 Barbara Gaffield
Apr 14, 2018 amrita biswas
Apr 13, 2018 kevin juniper
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 9, 2018 Toby Cardoso
Apr 7, 2018 John Moszyk
Apr 7, 2018 Lydia Benade
Apr 6, 2018 thomas friedman
Apr 6, 2018 Donna Phillips
Apr 6, 2018 barbara gale
Apr 6, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 25, 2018 Sandra Bigart
Mar 25, 2018 Jean Cherpak
Mar 24, 2018 Davina Norton Plummer
Mar 24, 2018 richard wupperman
Mar 23, 2018 Jane Rigney
Mar 21, 2018 Jeanie Anderson
Mar 14, 2018 Betty Kowall
Mar 13, 2018 sharon porter
Mar 13, 2018 Kathy Woods
Mar 13, 2018 Doug McCullough
Mar 13, 2018 Cindy Whitaker
Mar 13, 2018 CAROL BECK
Mar 3, 2018 DIANE FLETCHER
Feb 25, 2018 Jeanine Smegal
Feb 13, 2018 Kathi Aker
Feb 9, 2018 suzie stoltz
Feb 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 9, 2018 SUSAN BAILEY
Feb 8, 2018 Wendy Bise
Feb 8, 2018 tammy bullock
Feb 8, 2018 Ellen O'Connor
Feb 7, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 6, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Feb 1, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Feb 1, 2018 Russell Jackson
Jan 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2018 Jane Rhodus
Jan 25, 2018 K Taylor
Jan 23, 2018 Joyce Davis
Jan 14, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Jan 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 6, 2018 Misti Lee
Jan 6, 2018 Jerry Day
Jan 2, 2018 Jodi Ford
Jan 1, 2018 Terri Robb
Dec 29, 2017 Carmen Rodriguez
Dec 20, 2017 Lea Valerio

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