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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: 7,547
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 13, 2018 Kathi Aker
Feb 9, 2018 suzie stoltz
Feb 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 9, 2018 SUSAN BAILEY
Feb 8, 2018 Wendy Bise
Feb 8, 2018 tammy bullock
Feb 8, 2018 Ellen O'Connor
Feb 7, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 6, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Feb 1, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Feb 1, 2018 Russell Jackson
Jan 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2018 Jane Rhodus
Jan 25, 2018 K Taylor
Jan 23, 2018 Joyce Davis
Jan 14, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Jan 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 6, 2018 Misti Lee
Jan 6, 2018 Jerry Day
Jan 2, 2018 Jodi Ford
Jan 1, 2018 Terri Robb
Dec 29, 2017 Carmen Rodriguez
Dec 20, 2017 Lea Valerio
Dec 17, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
Nov 30, 2017 Lori Nightingale
Nov 26, 2017 Margaret Cancienne
Nov 15, 2017 Mary Levan
Nov 12, 2017 Susan Fisher Any thoughts I have on politicians would not be appropriate to put in here we need to take care of our veterans!
Nov 12, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 10, 2017 Vianney Ventura
Nov 10, 2017 cara frame
Nov 10, 2017 Deborah Hammond Another fine example of how the Senate/Congress prefer NOT to do the jobs we elected them for. Pass the job bill, get off your duffs
Oct 31, 2017 Laura Wesley
Oct 30, 2017 Tina Pelton
Oct 30, 2017 Christine McNulty
Oct 30, 2017 Sofia Fernandez-Amaro
Oct 30, 2017 Sara Garcia
Oct 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 17, 2017 Tilly Vandevenne
Oct 15, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Oct 15, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 10, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Oct 2, 2017 Anna Krohn
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

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