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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: 7,311
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

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
Jul 11, 2016 pearl baenchantha
Jul 10, 2016 Diane MILLER
Jul 10, 2016 REYNA BUTTON
Jun 28, 2016 Karen Sprague
Jun 25, 2016 Danielle Horner
Jun 20, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor
Jun 15, 2016 Ellen Green
Jun 14, 2016 Michel Michaeljohn
Jun 14, 2016 Natasha Moore
Jun 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 14, 2016 Bob Rydell
Jun 14, 2016 Dat Tran
Jun 14, 2016 Wendy Fish
Jun 11, 2016 Wendy Bise
Jun 6, 2016 Debbie Coggins
Jun 5, 2016 Susan Brittain
Jun 5, 2016 Sunny Sutton-Martinez Go, Patty, go!
Jun 3, 2016 karin haberthuer
Jun 3, 2016 AniMae Chi
May 31, 2016 roy wolf Pass This Bill support our troops they protected us.
May 29, 2016 Denise Cronin
May 28, 2016 Susan Murray
May 25, 2016 Bonnie Smith
May 18, 2016 John Spence
May 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2016 Татьяна Королева
May 15, 2016 Tmothy Stage
May 15, 2016 Pam Henize
May 15, 2016 Daphne Cuffman
May 15, 2016 Carlos Harris
May 14, 2016 Patricia Hildreth
May 14, 2016 Hugh Pasco
May 14, 2016 David Adamek
May 14, 2016 Michella Ayers I have not seen this occur at the Walmart which I have worked but I trust that this should never have been an issue...our young people who sacrifice for the majority of society should not be treated this way.
May 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2016 Douglas Dyrssen Sr
May 14, 2016 alexandria werner
May 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 13, 2016 Donna Walczak
May 13, 2016 Mary D. Tindall As they have given of their lives, they deserve our BEST support... Please do your part in giving it to them.
May 12, 2016 Sandi Blaylock Anything and Everything should be done for our HEROS. Whatever it takes. They all deserve our love and support.
May 12, 2016 Joy Larsen
May 12, 2016 Marion Mullikin Please HELP!!!!
May 11, 2016 William t. wondolowski

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