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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: 5,348
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


Oct 24, 2014 stacey sosa
Oct 24, 2014 Penny Taylor
Oct 23, 2014 Celia Tinsley
Oct 23, 2014 Lawana Piatt
Oct 22, 2014 Scott Nelson
Oct 21, 2014 Donna Matthys
Oct 19, 2014 Melissa Hicks
Oct 15, 2014 AJ Lee
Oct 14, 2014 Oscar Landé
Oct 14, 2014 Elizabeth Wright
Oct 14, 2014 Diana Bronk These brave men and women put their lives on the line and did their duty for our country .Now it's time for this country to do it's duty for them!!!!
Oct 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 7, 2014 Michael Puckett My business is staffing and recruiting in the civilian world. I will assist vets with their interview skills and resume writing if asked.
Oct 6, 2014 Carolyn Edwards-Johnson
Oct 5, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2014 Anne O'Brien Stuart
Sep 29, 2014 Nicole Harris
Sep 28, 2014 ross bender jr
Sep 27, 2014 Nicole Murray
Sep 27, 2014 Jonathan Kimbrell
Sep 23, 2014 Victoria Price
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Sep 22, 2014 Rev. Paula Hart
Sep 22, 2014 Katherine Linebaugh
Sep 21, 2014 Jan Weaver
Sep 20, 2014 Haley Darr
Sep 20, 2014 kathleen ogrady
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) The government needs to get jobs to veterans pass and present.
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Sep 17, 2014 Mike Brooks
Sep 15, 2014 judith dice
Sep 14, 2014 Lawrence Stone
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Sep 12, 2014 Spenser Fannon
Sep 11, 2014 kaitlin kennedy
Sep 10, 2014 Michael Cox
Sep 10, 2014 Kyle Masciari
Sep 10, 2014 linda umbenhour
Sep 10, 2014 Sherry Dalton
Sep 10, 2014 Angelina Lewis
Sep 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2014 Stacey Malone
Sep 9, 2014 Mary DiJulio
Sep 9, 2014 Pauline Short
Sep 8, 2014 Greatest Ever
Sep 7, 2014 Sheri Constantin

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