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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: 5,250
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 29, 2014 Liz Macias
Jul 28, 2014 Marc Herold
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Jennifer Ritter
Jul 22, 2014 daphne joseph
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 Liza Z
Jul 21, 2014 Tania Atkins
Jul 21, 2014 Kathy Huddleston
Jul 18, 2014 Pamela DeLitta
Jul 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) my husband is a veteran and has a hard time finding a job that fits him, itd be so helpful! we have 2 little boys and i dont work so we can save more money..this would be a tremendous help to veterans everywhere!
Jul 15, 2014 Jacob Kaiser
Jul 13, 2014 J.S. Simpson
Jul 12, 2014 cleota bowlin god bless all
Jul 11, 2014 Catherine Giles
Jul 9, 2014 Diana Halsey
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2014 Fawn Caldwell
Jul 7, 2014 Peter Carriere Please give these men and women the jobs that they deserve.
Jul 7, 2014 Nina Coleman
Jul 5, 2014 Margaret Redus
Jul 4, 2014 Kimberly Coxon
Jul 4, 2014 Rebecca Bierbaum
Jul 4, 2014 Pat tierney
Jul 4, 2014 Mary Anne Adams
Jul 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2014 Kelli Lysz
Jun 30, 2014 Patrick Tubilleja
Jun 29, 2014 Brenda Price
Jun 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2014 Robert Moultrie
Jun 28, 2014 Kim Williams With the downsizing of our Military and the withdraw of troops from the middle east now is the time to act. Our southern boarders are in crisis, so there's the perfect place to put our vets to work, doing what they are trained for. Protecting the U.S.
Jun 27, 2014 JoAnn Martin
Jun 26, 2014 Sheryll Punneo
Jun 26, 2014 Everett Fast
Jun 23, 2014 Heather Turlinski
Jun 23, 2014 Anthony Maddaluno
Jun 22, 2014 harvey stein
Jun 22, 2014 Pamela Baird
Jun 21, 2014 Roger Emerson There is no reason a veteran shouldn't be employed in the field they've been trained for.
Jun 21, 2014 Dori Mead
Jun 20, 2014 Polina Gradusova
Jun 20, 2014 Vickie Shular
Jun 19, 2014 Lourdes Martinez
Jun 18, 2014 Tina Ault
Jun 17, 2014 vicki sullins They need to pay for them to come home.They risking their. lives everyday. So they deserve you guys to buy them a plane ticket home.
Jun 16, 2014 Deborah Clarke
Jun 15, 2014 ERIC ALVARADO
Jun 15, 2014 Hazel McCoy

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