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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: 6,677
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

May 27, 2015 Cindy Toon
May 26, 2015 Esther Wolk
May 26, 2015 Antionette Clearwater
May 25, 2015 Mary Burt
May 25, 2015 bob petermann
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Karin Borjesson
May 25, 2015 Eileen Fitzsimons
May 25, 2015 Susan Tate
May 25, 2015 Anna Shaughnessy
May 25, 2015 Diana Powell
May 24, 2015 pamela bartolo
May 24, 2015 Annie Clarke
May 24, 2015 Mike Roberts
May 24, 2015 James Maciejewski
May 24, 2015 Debbie Bryant
May 24, 2015 Xiomara Ruiz We need to help our veterans to find the jobs that they are prepared to work on, They have learned trades that can be used in many parts of our system, and help them feel like they are the men/woman who will be here where they could do what they know how.
May 23, 2015 lisa moon
May 22, 2015 Minkie Amoroso
May 21, 2015 lindsay payne
May 17, 2015 Donna Geier
May 17, 2015 Christina Michael
May 12, 2015 Russell Kintz
May 11, 2015 Jessica VandeWalle
May 7, 2015 Angel Skerry
May 1, 2015 Glenn Knapp
Apr 21, 2015 Jadine Rafus
Apr 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2015 Lanta Newton
Apr 18, 2015 Donna Desrosiers
Apr 18, 2015 RAY EARLEY
Apr 18, 2015 Lawrence Slagel
Apr 17, 2015 Allan Kaopua
Apr 15, 2015 Charles Kolton
Apr 13, 2015 Lonnie Lindstrom
Apr 11, 2015 Karole Whitney
Apr 11, 2015 Brenda Shumate
Apr 9, 2015 Dede Edwards They and their families have given so much and what have we given back to them???? Think about it. This needs to be passed.
Apr 8, 2015 (Name not displayed) Congress should be supporting this Act for the veterans who have served the United States.
Apr 8, 2015 Linda Shadle
Apr 8, 2015 Jean Simons
Apr 8, 2015 Star Jackson Why would you expect our troops to fight for the freedom of the U.S. when you Senators and congressmen can't even get enough brains to help them literally get back on their feet when they come home. Spend the money to support them in working environments.
Apr 8, 2015 alicia pilotta Please lets help our Vets. They have given so much it breaks my heart to see how they are treated upon returning home!
Apr 8, 2015 Susan Johnson
Apr 8, 2015 Jeff Geller Veterans Should be HIRED 1st not just given EXTRA CONSIDERATION and PASSED BY to the MORE ATTRACTIVE Gender, or ALREADY ELITE or PRIVILEGED individuals...
Apr 8, 2015 Joe Hall
Apr 8, 2015 Ron Drake I feel it is only right for the time we spent and sacrifices made that this moves forward. I would like to see us look out for our own to ensure they are taken care of as they took care and watched over us while serving this great country
Apr 8, 2015 Jason Cannon If all governments got involved with this it would be an awesome things. As I know alot of veterans find it hard to belong once you leave
Apr 8, 2015 (Name not displayed) good morning how are you today
Apr 7, 2015 Yina Lacayo

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