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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: 6,651
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 21, 2015 Jadine Rafus
Apr 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2015 Lanta Newton
Apr 18, 2015 Donna Desrosiers
Apr 18, 2015 RAY EARLEY
Apr 18, 2015 Lawrence Slagel
Apr 17, 2015 Allan Kaopua
Apr 15, 2015 Charles Kolton
Apr 13, 2015 Lonnie Lindstrom
Apr 11, 2015 Karole Whitney
Apr 11, 2015 Brenda Shumate
Apr 9, 2015 Dede Edwards They and their families have given so much and what have we given back to them???? Think about it. This needs to be passed.
Apr 8, 2015 (Name not displayed) Congress should be supporting this Act for the veterans who have served the United States.
Apr 8, 2015 Linda Shadle
Apr 8, 2015 Jean Simons
Apr 8, 2015 Star Jackson Why would you expect our troops to fight for the freedom of the U.S. when you Senators and congressmen can't even get enough brains to help them literally get back on their feet when they come home. Spend the money to support them in working environments.
Apr 8, 2015 alicia pilotta Please lets help our Vets. They have given so much it breaks my heart to see how they are treated upon returning home!
Apr 8, 2015 Susan Johnson
Apr 8, 2015 Jeff Geller Veterans Should be HIRED 1st not just given EXTRA CONSIDERATION and PASSED BY to the MORE ATTRACTIVE Gender, or ALREADY ELITE or PRIVILEGED individuals...
Apr 8, 2015 Joe Hall
Apr 8, 2015 Ron Drake I feel it is only right for the time we spent and sacrifices made that this moves forward. I would like to see us look out for our own to ensure they are taken care of as they took care and watched over us while serving this great country
Apr 8, 2015 Jason Cannon If all governments got involved with this it would be an awesome things. As I know alot of veterans find it hard to belong once you leave
Apr 8, 2015 (Name not displayed) good morning how are you today
Apr 7, 2015 Yina Lacayo
Apr 1, 2015 Camille Jones
Mar 31, 2015 John Pierce How pathetic. These people come hom from fighting for their country, only to find out their country doesn't care about them. Just pathetic.
Mar 31, 2015 Regina Milione
Mar 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) As this affects my family personally, it is the governments responsibility to stand by our Veterans after they so willingly give of themselves to fight. Our Veterans are more gualified to work than others, they have the integrity and ambition others lack.
Mar 31, 2015 Danise Flood
Mar 31, 2015 Robert Mills
Mar 31, 2015 Deni Davis
Mar 31, 2015 Jesse Cortright You fuckin worthless bastards. Send your sons and daughters to die in a war that your favorite son (George W. Busch) started. Cocksuckers.
Mar 31, 2015 Barbara Kubiak
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 Kristina King
Mar 26, 2015 Dina Mattas
Mar 25, 2015 Kim Sellon
Mar 24, 2015 Rose Sullivan
Mar 24, 2015 helena hackel
Mar 24, 2015 karen howard
Mar 24, 2015 Laurie Lanni
Mar 24, 2015 kim edmondson
Mar 24, 2015 Sandi Nichols
Mar 24, 2015 Sameria Christy
Mar 22, 2015 Edmond Hamilton
Mar 22, 2015 cynthia hatefi
Mar 20, 2015 Michelle Buttress
Mar 18, 2015 Louise Lombardi
Mar 13, 2015 Karen Gagnon
Mar 13, 2015 Crystal Bonne

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