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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: 6,838
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

Nov 29, 2015 criss sledge
Nov 29, 2015 kelly caffrey
Nov 29, 2015 debbie meadows
Nov 27, 2015 Wilhelmina Edelston
Nov 24, 2015 Stephanie Whitney
Nov 22, 2015 Cherie Stagg
Nov 21, 2015 Lisa Shantz
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Nov 19, 2015 Sharon Kelso
Nov 17, 2015 Shawnea Malin
Nov 16, 2015 Kelly Gegg
Nov 16, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 15, 2015 Scott Cowan
Nov 14, 2015 Joyce Gagliardi
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Nov 11, 2015 kathy sutter Write or call your Senator & ask them why this was't passed
Nov 11, 2015 melody O'Connor
Nov 10, 2015 Pat A.
Nov 10, 2015 Laura Bauer
Nov 8, 2015 Nicole McRee
Nov 7, 2015 Donita Lowrey
Nov 4, 2015 Cheryl Key
Oct 31, 2015 Jennifer Rhoads
Oct 30, 2015 Kim Taylor
Oct 29, 2015 Rosemary Merriman
Oct 29, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Oct 29, 2015 Patricia Matteson
Oct 29, 2015 Barbara McNeil
Oct 29, 2015 Barbara Whitener
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Oct 25, 2015 Claire Hennings
Oct 25, 2015 Shirley Eichelberger
Oct 19, 2015 Orva M Gullett
Oct 13, 2015 James Harris
Oct 11, 2015 Lorelei Williams
Oct 7, 2015 Daniel Driver
Oct 4, 2015 Deborah Williams
Oct 1, 2015 Susan mixon
Sep 27, 2015 Ana Villalta Our veterans ,is really need help with the transition
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Sep 26, 2015 Eli Chaney
Sep 22, 2015 Karla Weiss
Sep 22, 2015 Kathleen Farley Save all Veterans,give them first chance at jobs!
Sep 21, 2015 Julie Class
Sep 18, 2015 Rosie Albanese
Sep 18, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Sep 18, 2015 Linda McEachronTaylor
Sep 18, 2015 Mary Mullen
Sep 16, 2015 Barbara Parker
Sep 15, 2015 dawn lucas

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