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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: 6,616
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

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
Mar 11, 2015 Chuck FASST Government needs to understand that you need to keep Veterans on your side.
Mar 10, 2015 Lois Hemm
Mar 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 10, 2015 Cheryl Hyatt
Mar 10, 2015 Candy Russell
Mar 10, 2015 Edward McDonald
Mar 10, 2015 Pamela Semos
Mar 10, 2015 Boyd Herrst Our Troops deserve to be re-employed when they come home not given the shaft !
Mar 6, 2015 Rothery Gensel
Mar 5, 2015 Tracy Morris
Mar 4, 2015 Elizabeth Wilde
Mar 2, 2015 Nancy Sekolec
Feb 27, 2015 Tracy Wiedman
Feb 26, 2015 Heather Drees
Feb 26, 2015 Deborah Mulholland
Feb 26, 2015 susanne primer
Feb 26, 2015 Geri Patton As a Navy veteran of over 22 years and having two children who are vets, I applaud your efforts and hope that you continue in your efforts to make a difference for the men and women who have gives so much to our country! Thank you!!
Feb 26, 2015 William Vorberg
Feb 26, 2015 Kathy Aprile
Feb 26, 2015 Jean Beyer Please use the skills these Veterans have acquired. Why waste all those skills? Besides, keeping them working and busy makes them feel needed and helps with PTSD.
Feb 26, 2015 Mihaela Stan
Feb 24, 2015 Tonya Green
Feb 23, 2015 celeste long here is another one I don't understand why is this happening to our service men and women. They put their life on the line for us why are we not doing that?
Feb 23, 2015 Shannon Bradley Come on government, they protected your careers as politicians, help them now. Take a small cut in pay would help. Aren't their lives worth more than the lousy pay and gratitude they got.
Feb 21, 2015 Thomas McBriarty
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 21, 2015 Renae Gilbert
Feb 20, 2015 Samantha Pareja
Feb 19, 2015 Antonya Hernandez
Feb 19, 2015 Randy Knight
Feb 19, 2015 Glenda Shearer They deserve our commitment to them for the sacrifice they have already given to keep us safe and free.
Feb 18, 2015 Leslie Wingerath
Feb 18, 2015 Brian & Judy Poole

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