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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: 7,027
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

Feb 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2016 George,F Nolan Let's take care of our own !
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Jan 31, 2016 Janine Hauslyak
Jan 31, 2016 Barbara Squier
Jan 31, 2016 Julie Neavitt
Jan 31, 2016 Judith Keller
Jan 31, 2016 Brock Schwartz
Jan 30, 2016 giuliana donadio
Jan 20, 2016 Chere Conner
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Jan 14, 2016 Heather McKnight
Jan 14, 2016 Suzanne Marie Jensen
Jan 13, 2016 Theresa L Hofmann
Jan 12, 2016 Maria Sepulveda-Cabrera
Jan 12, 2016 Kathy Reifsnyder
Jan 12, 2016 FJ Ritzert
Jan 12, 2016 Joseph Priest
Jan 12, 2016 monique La Marca
Jan 10, 2016 Allison Richards
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Jan 9, 2016 Jannemieke de Groot
Jan 8, 2016 sherry claywell
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Jan 6, 2016 Rita Horton
Jan 6, 2016 Kimberley Roberts
Dec 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Dec 29, 2015 Elizabeth Grammenou
Dec 29, 2015 Beth Olson
Dec 28, 2015 Shannon Sicocan
Dec 28, 2015 Carole Brandt
Dec 26, 2015 Kimberly Wiley
Dec 26, 2015 Lawrence G Collier Collier When does the returning VET get some help from this lazy CONRESS???????????????????????
Dec 24, 2015 Tina Chan
Dec 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) We can't afford the funds to take care of veterans but politicians can vote themselves raises, purchase all types of healtcare, insurance, etc.
Dec 23, 2015 Natasha Case
Dec 22, 2015 debra espinoza
Dec 21, 2015 Bonnie Lynn Mackinnon
Dec 21, 2015 Kate Fisher
Dec 21, 2015 Karl Winkelmann
Dec 20, 2015 Melody Schwake
Dec 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Dec 20, 2015 Beate Nilsen Shockingly, the Greater Good Veteran;s site donations go to FOOD for soldiers already home. That is a travesty, esp. when we're trying to send More "boots on the ground" into the Middle East. Bush took back their benefits 4 days after he sent them to Iraq
Dec 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Dec 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Dec 19, 2015 Bobbi Karsteter
Dec 19, 2015 Aurora Margareta Barabancea

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