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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: 6,738
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

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Jul 28, 2015 Christina Livingston
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Jul 23, 2015 Ricki Zaracki
Jul 21, 2015 DOUG SNYDER
Jul 19, 2015 Carolyn Barker
Jul 18, 2015 Sarah Ferris Amen
Jul 18, 2015 Timothy Doerner
Jul 16, 2015 Sherry Spurling
Jul 16, 2015 SARAH GAGNON
Jul 14, 2015 Cindy Hoyle
Jul 14, 2015 Cynthia Haynes
Jul 14, 2015 Joseph Hankin
Jul 14, 2015 Linda Fountaine
Jul 14, 2015 David Crawford
Jul 11, 2015 Barbara Catanzaro
Jul 10, 2015 Stephanie calzada
Jul 10, 2015 Joyce Hawkins Why do we treat terrorist and illegal aliens better than our men and women who protect us on a voluntary mission. Shame on our government for not taking care of our service members
Jul 9, 2015 Diane Gravette
Jul 8, 2015 Karen Cleveland
Jul 6, 2015 Tammy Moran
Jul 5, 2015 Jamie Veysey
Jul 5, 2015 alie palethorpe
Jul 4, 2015 Crystal Homchick Help give veterans jobs...they helped protect you!
Jul 4, 2015 Celina silva
Jul 3, 2015 Irene Siwik
Jul 3, 2015 S. Marsh
Jul 2, 2015 Cheryl Hanks-Hicks
Jul 2, 2015 goth duggin
Jul 2, 2015 Devon Kerbow
Jul 2, 2015 Edeltraut Renk
Jul 1, 2015 Mary Pietsch
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Jun 29, 2015 Sherri Olaguez
Jun 28, 2015 Sandy Woosley
Jun 28, 2015 Charles Lindsey
Jun 27, 2015 Malinda Stone
Jun 27, 2015 n. gottlieb
Jun 25, 2015 Maureen North
Jun 23, 2015 Scott Jerden
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Jun 23, 2015 Jan Gloyd
Jun 23, 2015 Sandy Bagley
Jun 19, 2015 Dale Harbert
Jun 16, 2015 Kathy Healey
Jun 16, 2015 Scarlett Strong
Jun 16, 2015 David Richins
Jun 16, 2015 christopher perkins
Jun 16, 2015 Betty Oberring
Jun 16, 2015 Becky Heckman Please reintroduce new legislation that will give the help ALL our Veterans need. A Veteran should not want for ANYTHING. ThankYou, Senator Patty Murray!

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