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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: 7,467
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


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
Apr 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
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
Apr 5, 2017 Jack Martin
Mar 30, 2017 Michelle Cary
Mar 27, 2017 Averill Waterhouse
Mar 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2017 Linda Anderson
Mar 25, 2017 resi hennebert
Mar 24, 2017 Dorothy Milligan
Mar 23, 2017 Karen Procter
Mar 19, 2017 sarah morelli
Mar 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2017 Patricia L. Ferich
Mar 3, 2017 Karen Redd
Mar 3, 2017 Carmen Blakely
Mar 3, 2017 Kris Rueda
Mar 3, 2017 Glenda Foreman
Mar 1, 2017 Ed Vieira
Feb 26, 2017 James Stoller
Feb 25, 2017 Kelsey Brewer
Feb 20, 2017 Dee Ann Neely
Feb 20, 2017 Jacqueline Andrews Calhoun For God's sake..help out our hero's! This is what we should do! These men and women have fought long and hard, for you and I and our families.. For Heaven's Sake, help them. They DESERVE IT..
Feb 17, 2017 michalla Sutton
Feb 13, 2017 frédéric pulcini
Feb 12, 2017 Beverly Slater
Feb 12, 2017 Evan Jane Kriss
Feb 7, 2017 Beverly Folkes
Feb 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2017 Lora Treadway
Feb 2, 2017 Debi Mueller
Feb 1, 2017 Anne Lurski
Jan 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2017 Danielle Walden
Jan 26, 2017 Elyce M. Benham, M.S.
Jan 25, 2017 Veda Simpson

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