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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: 6,706
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


Jun 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2015 Sherri Olaguez
Jun 28, 2015 Sandy Woosley
Jun 28, 2015 Charles Lindsey
Jun 27, 2015 Malinda Stone
Jun 27, 2015 n. gottlieb
Jun 25, 2015 Maureen North
Jun 23, 2015 Scott Jerden
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Jun 23, 2015 Jan Gloyd
Jun 23, 2015 Sandy Bagley
Jun 19, 2015 Dale Harbert
Jun 16, 2015 Kathy Healey
Jun 16, 2015 Scarlett Strong
Jun 16, 2015 David Richins
Jun 16, 2015 christopher perkins
Jun 16, 2015 Betty Oberring
Jun 16, 2015 Becky Heckman Please reintroduce new legislation that will give the help ALL our Veterans need. A Veteran should not want for ANYTHING. ThankYou, Senator Patty Murray!
Jun 15, 2015 Carole Tallerino
Jun 14, 2015 Susan Fisher
Jun 14, 2015 jaclyn morris
Jun 13, 2015 Victoria Lamprecht
Jun 11, 2015 Joyce Leduc
Jun 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 4, 2015 Kimberly Moore
Jun 2, 2015 Barbara Medina
May 31, 2015 Lisa Hyde
May 31, 2015 Tamara Swan
May 31, 2015 Tommy Kirby It all comes back down to greed, they have some other motive behind there schemes not helping the military send all them over there together and see how they do when they come back
May 27, 2015 Cindy Toon
May 26, 2015 Esther Wolk
May 26, 2015 Antionette Clearwater
May 25, 2015 Mary Burt
May 25, 2015 bob petermann
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Karin Borjesson
May 25, 2015 Eileen Fitzsimons
May 25, 2015 Susan Tate
May 25, 2015 Anna Shaughnessy
May 25, 2015 Diana Powell
May 24, 2015 pamela bartolo
May 24, 2015 Annie Clarke
May 24, 2015 Mike Roberts
May 24, 2015 James Maciejewski
May 24, 2015 Debbie Bryant
May 24, 2015 Xiomara Ruiz We need to help our veterans to find the jobs that they are prepared to work on, They have learned trades that can be used in many parts of our system, and help them feel like they are the men/woman who will be here where they could do what they know how.
May 23, 2015 lisa moon
May 22, 2015 Minkie Amoroso
May 21, 2015 lindsay payne
May 17, 2015 Donna Geier

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