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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: 5,498
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

Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 24, 2015 melissa karpinski
Jan 22, 2015 Kim Tobel
Jan 22, 2015 Jacqui Searle
Jan 21, 2015 Karen Degreenia
Jan 21, 2015 Thomas Horsch
Jan 21, 2015 Robert Allard Thanks for all your help please keep doing all you can and lets hope others will follow in your footsteps.
Jan 21, 2015 Gail Cartwright
Jan 21, 2015 Doreen Perry
Jan 21, 2015 Eugene Shelly Thank you for your work on this.
Jan 21, 2015 Debra Berven
Jan 21, 2015 Doris Appelbaum My company, Appelbaum's Resume Professionals, specializes in resume writing and career coaching for transitioning military and veterans. I have been well received by the DOD.
Jan 21, 2015 Sherry L Haynes
Jan 21, 2015 Denise Daigle
Jan 21, 2015 GJoseph Peck Thank you for your never-ending advocacy in and on behalf of America's veterans. God bless
Jan 20, 2015 Roger LaFarlette
Jan 20, 2015 kelly green
Jan 17, 2015 ankie brunschot
Jan 16, 2015 Maureen Porcelli
Jan 16, 2015 Don Gifford NEVER FORGET! ! Remember RED - REMEMBER Everyone Deployed. We fought for you, now fight for US! Give us a chance at life outside of the Military.
Jan 15, 2015 Chris Waller
Jan 15, 2015 raphael balboni
Jan 13, 2015 peggy williams
Jan 12, 2015 James McMullen
Jan 12, 2015 Cindy McMullen
Jan 12, 2015 mark ginsburg Help veterans in need.
Jan 12, 2015 Lynne Roethel
Jan 12, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please help our Veterans. As a mother of a Marine and the wife of a Marine, our veterans desperately need to go back to meaningful work that utilizes the skills our Military taught them. Not just unskilled labor. Please lets not loose our Veterans
Jan 12, 2015 Cindy Miller Let's help them now, look what they did for us, and they all didn't come back the same as they were.
Jan 12, 2015 Debbie Pomaro
Jan 12, 2015 Martha Torvik
Jan 12, 2015 Larry Dennett The congress needs to get its property's right. It wants the military to fight its wars but once it's over they want to sweep the veterans under the rug and forget their sacrifices. This has to change.
Jan 12, 2015 Marilyn Mason
Jan 12, 2015 Edye Rutherford
Jan 12, 2015 Karen Davis
Jan 12, 2015 Jose Chinea
Jan 12, 2015 Chester Woods As a veteran with a disability and trouble finding work, I thank you personally for your efforts on our behalf.
Jan 12, 2015 Gitte Bjerrisgaard
Jan 12, 2015 victor aquino
Jan 9, 2015 mary thomson
Jan 7, 2015 debra clayton
Jan 7, 2015 diana kraft never turn your back on our military, we pay taxes for things that should be of help & right , this is one of them
Jan 6, 2015 Laurie LaGoe
Jan 6, 2015 Ashleigh Ahrens
Jan 6, 2015 terrie finzel
Jan 6, 2015 Zachary Garcia
Jan 5, 2015 Don Parker
Jan 4, 2015 Brenda B. Mayfield
Jan 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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