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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: 7,356
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 29, 2016 Pattie Segura
Sep 25, 2016 Virginia Jones
Sep 25, 2016 Beverly Leath
Sep 14, 2016 Jacqueline Barney
Sep 11, 2016 John Hussain
Sep 11, 2016 Carla Winger
Sep 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2016 Emily Gammage
Sep 10, 2016 Dana Nelson
Sep 7, 2016 Linda Millar
Sep 6, 2016 Lorene Jajtner
Sep 5, 2016 Bonnie Svec
Sep 5, 2016 Debra Gagliano
Sep 5, 2016 Barbara Cheek
Sep 5, 2016 Dean OBrien
Sep 5, 2016 Anne Romanow
Sep 5, 2016 Susan Ellis
Sep 5, 2016 Carole Arbour
Sep 5, 2016 Anthony Hostetter
Sep 1, 2016 Judith Vincent
Aug 30, 2016 Emily Ettinger
Aug 29, 2016 GiGi Bamisebi
Aug 29, 2016 JENNIFER DUPREE
Aug 27, 2016 Marie Abramo
Aug 27, 2016 Diane Arnal
Aug 25, 2016 SUZETTE SEBRING THEY DID THEIR PART NOW IT'S DEFINITELY TIME FOR YOU TO DO YOUR'S!!! GET THIS VET JOB CORP ACT IN PLACE!!! AS I SAID THEY DID THEIR PART NOW IT'S DEFINITELY TIME FOR YOU TO DO YOUR'S!!! THEY DESERVE THIS AND SOOOO MUCH MORE FOR WHAT THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH
Aug 23, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 20, 2016 María Galarce
Aug 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2016 Robert Coen
Aug 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2016 Mark Turner
Aug 15, 2016 Debbie Harper
Aug 8, 2016 Ortwin Mergner
Aug 8, 2016 Vickie Walker
Aug 7, 2016 kathy moody
Aug 7, 2016 L. Wood
Aug 7, 2016 yvonne points
Aug 7, 2016 Gail Serra
Aug 7, 2016 Dana nidey
Aug 1, 2016 evelyn sylvia Please put more money in the budget for our brave warriors our veterans thank you
Jul 27, 2016 Margaret Randall
Jul 26, 2016 Debra Yanko
Jul 24, 2016 Esperanza Trevino
Jul 20, 2016 Elena Caddell
Jul 19, 2016 Rose Marshall
Jul 15, 2016 Annette Oliver
Jul 13, 2016 Amanda Patrick
Jul 11, 2016 Rachel Hirth

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