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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: 7,501
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


Sep 15, 2017 Janet Magdaleno
Sep 15, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Aug 19, 2017 Raleigh koritz ISN'T IT ABOUT TIME ?!
Aug 10, 2017 Lisa Wood
Aug 7, 2017 Venice Rembold
Aug 7, 2017 danielle jacques
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Aug 1, 2017 Kathy & Judy Sutter
Jul 31, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 30, 2017 William Cope
Jul 30, 2017 Keth Luke
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Jul 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2017 Lynn Ronconi
Jul 5, 2017 Jo Mosley
Jul 4, 2017 Mark Hayduke Grenard
Jul 4, 2017 Paola Moretti
Jul 4, 2017 Stephen Moyer
Jul 2, 2017 Kari Dyrdahl
Jun 25, 2017 Von Griggs-Laws It's really not that difficult!
Jun 20, 2017 Stacy Wykle
Jun 14, 2017 Dorothy Hubbard
Jun 14, 2017 LARRY HAYES
Jun 12, 2017 Camille Barron
Jun 10, 2017 Joyce Haskins
Jun 10, 2017 Barbara Houston
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 5, 2017 Toby Cardoso
Jun 4, 2017 Charlie Para
Jun 1, 2017 Robert Morris
Jun 1, 2017 Sharon Sutton
May 27, 2017 Maria Mason
May 26, 2017 Dorothy Henry
May 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2017 Darilynn McCoy
May 15, 2017 Zephanie Locker-Lampson
May 12, 2017 Cynthia Marrs
May 12, 2017 Christine Elie-Wanamaker
May 12, 2017 Barbara Bemis
May 12, 2017 Lora Hamman
May 7, 2017 Maria Mendez Diaz
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Apr 17, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Apr 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2017 Dale Ferguson We MUST take care of our Vets. They have given so much.
Apr 9, 2017 Melissa Hathaway
Apr 9, 2017 Douglas Deason

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