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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: 5,005
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


Apr 19, 2014 terri richmond
Apr 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2014 Mitch DeBoer
Apr 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2014 Patricia Poussin
Apr 18, 2014 Bonnie Price Let's help our vets as much as we can. God only knows how precious they are for keeping us safe. They deserve it and God bless.
Apr 18, 2014 Mary Y We need to consider...we have the freedom & life we enjoy because of our veterans. Let's support them when they come home. Please keep your support of the legislation needed to support these very special people. WE OWE THEM!!
Apr 17, 2014 Kathleen Cook make it happen! hear us....WE are the people...
Apr 17, 2014 barbara elias The vets that get to return home should be able to have a home to come to. All vets have saved our lives and deserve to be treated as the heroes that they are. So Mr Patty Murray, why don't you make that happen. I's your life they protected also.
Apr 17, 2014 Susan Smith
Apr 17, 2014 Debbie Freeman
Apr 17, 2014 Kimberly Zikmund
Apr 17, 2014 Jada Sturgill
Apr 17, 2014 Cathleen Smith I fully agree that we need to support our veterans. They were willing to give their all for us here at home. We should help them to establish a rewarding life here at home for them and their families. I am so proud to be an American.
Apr 17, 2014 Janine Stroemer
Apr 16, 2014 Rose Saunders
Apr 15, 2014 june harty Sir, please continue to reintroduce new legislation that allocates resources and incentives for public and private enterprises to put veteran skills to good use. We owe them this opportunity. thanks.
Apr 15, 2014 Veronica Harrison
Apr 15, 2014 Kristee Walker
Apr 15, 2014 LeeAnn Counts Lets take care of our vets for a change instead of the rest of the world !! They've put their lives on the line. What has the rest of the world done for us ??
Apr 15, 2014 Rebecca Dafler
Apr 15, 2014 Robert Blackburn
Apr 14, 2014 dale robinson Support our veterans, do not cut their benefits. Help employ them and give them their dignity.
Apr 14, 2014 george ballish
Apr 14, 2014 Betty Peeler
Apr 14, 2014 Jo Schurtz
Apr 13, 2014 Elaine Balgemann It is time to back our VETERANS, the time is past due for a job bill that capitalizes on our veteran skills, putting them back to work in our AMERICA.
Apr 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) Widow of a Marine, Help our vets.
Apr 13, 2014 BARBARA VIK Not only insure our veterans of employment, but also making sure there is immediate medical assistance afforded them. They should not have to wait weeks, months or years for an appointment and help. I would also like to see their salaries increased.
Apr 13, 2014 Alta Gilliland
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 Matthew Lanterman
Apr 10, 2014 Steven Brougham
Apr 8, 2014 Mary Grace VanDuinen
Apr 6, 2014 Jeffrey Lynn
Apr 6, 2014 Jo Ann Elkins
Apr 5, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Apr 5, 2014 lucille Kergides My brother gave his life for his country.Viet-Nam Both husbands served,two wonderful daughters were in the Army.all uncles served..one spent years in a concentration camp[word war two]
Apr 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 4, 2014 VICKIE Coy-Brown
Apr 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2014 Luxci Krishnapillai
Apr 2, 2014 Sandy Bain
Apr 1, 2014 John Kelley
Mar 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2014 Michael Collier
Mar 29, 2014 Janice Odynsky
Mar 24, 2014 Todd Everett
Mar 24, 2014 natalie hughes

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