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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: 5,407
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


Dec 14, 2014 Marshall Wirt
Dec 14, 2014 BOBBI MURRAY our vets should get hired before anyone else does. Give them their due.
Dec 13, 2014 Kimberly Kincaid
Dec 13, 2014 Richard Neal
Dec 12, 2014 Julie Martin
Dec 12, 2014 Karen Kaddatz
Dec 12, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 12, 2014 Heather Lorenz
Dec 11, 2014 EDITH LOBROT
Dec 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 9, 2014 Donald Martin
Dec 9, 2014 Susan Nieto
Dec 7, 2014 elaina jastrow
Dec 7, 2014 Carol Baker You are soooo appreciated.
Dec 5, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 5, 2014 Laura Dvorak
Dec 4, 2014 Susan Martin
Dec 2, 2014 Alexa Sooter
Dec 1, 2014 Darlene Skura
Nov 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 danelle smith
Nov 24, 2014 Demetria Grieve
Nov 23, 2014 Melinda Crowe
Nov 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2014 MARYANN PITMAN
Nov 21, 2014 Anna Gannon
Nov 21, 2014 becky Datson
Nov 17, 2014 Kat Straub
Nov 17, 2014 Robin Vaughan
Nov 17, 2014 Dennis Schultz
Nov 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2014 Floyd Perry
Nov 13, 2014 Ann Mondee
Nov 13, 2014 Aldo Jasso
Nov 12, 2014 Lee Reed
Nov 12, 2014 Sherry Wilson
Nov 11, 2014 Suzanne Marienau Make sure our Vets get all they need! Take the money from Congress' pay if necessary.
Nov 11, 2014 Debra Garland
Nov 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 7, 2014 Megan Brodbeck
Nov 6, 2014 Lisa Harris We as a nation must support and defend our veterans who gave so selflessly of themselves. As our government we demand that you support these warriors as they try to transition back to civilian life! They would be excellent employees! They need the chance!
Nov 6, 2014 corrine gonzales
Nov 6, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 6, 2014 Myriam Brulotte
Nov 6, 2014 Patricia Morin
Nov 5, 2014 Mary Sullenberger
Nov 5, 2014 Carolyn Smith Feyler
Nov 5, 2014 Susan Johnson
Nov 4, 2014 Kristen T

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