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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: 7,411
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

Jan 16, 2017 Michelle Howe
Jan 15, 2017 Jessie Bourke
Jan 14, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jan 14, 2017 Susan Armistead, M.D.
Jan 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) They've Worked For Us, Its Time We Work For Them!!!
Jan 4, 2017 Dorothy Chandler
Jan 4, 2017 Mary Burns
Dec 27, 2016 OLGA COTTO
Dec 26, 2016 Thao Vu
Dec 25, 2016 Meg Blanchard
Dec 25, 2016 Amanda Barnes
Dec 23, 2016 Garry Lough
Dec 23, 2016 Sandra Forman
Dec 15, 2016 Ashley Waller
Dec 9, 2016 Milli Barton
Dec 7, 2016 Adair Leonard
Dec 7, 2016 jennifer holm
Dec 4, 2016 Maxine Sheehan How this failed to get past the senate is beyond me. Do these over-privileged people understand what heroes they are denying? If it weren't for the military we would all have very different lives.
Dec 3, 2016 Robin Huffman It costs more to take care of homeless Veterans than this $1.4 M bill that failed to pass. We owe everything to our Veterans, who signed a blank check for us when they signed up. No illegal immigrant or refugee should have a job before our veterans.
Dec 1, 2016 Gordon Meyer
Nov 25, 2016 K Zoll
Nov 22, 2016 bob urbanski
Nov 21, 2016 Patricia Vazquez
Nov 21, 2016 Ronald Wolniewicz
Nov 21, 2016 Yolanda Emeric
Nov 21, 2016 Brian Gottejman
Nov 21, 2016 Joyce Moore
Nov 19, 2016 doris gonen
Nov 19, 2016 Kelly Louis affirmative action has betrayed the veterans and disabled
Nov 12, 2016 Sharon Kirk
Nov 12, 2016 Kelli Coffey
Nov 12, 2016 Antoinette Gonzales
Nov 11, 2016 Cynthia Moir
Nov 11, 2016 Chris Barrand
Nov 11, 2016 maria wahrendorf
Nov 11, 2016 Waynetta Haynes
Nov 6, 2016 Holli DuShane
Nov 5, 2016 Christine Benson
Nov 4, 2016 Claudia Moorman
Nov 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 4, 2016 Erica Williams
Oct 30, 2016 Bud Spencer I, one of thousands, had to go off the grid to find work. The programs offered by the government are useless! Now, thanks to me, I am a productive member of society. More important, I have my pride back !!!!
Oct 26, 2016 stephen rutledge
Oct 25, 2016 Leslie Anderson
Oct 25, 2016 cindy austin
Oct 21, 2016 Karen D. Felts
Oct 21, 2016 Deborah Boychuk
Oct 21, 2016 Tracy Davis
Oct 20, 2016 Lisa Ofstedal
Oct 20, 2016 Batya Harlow

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