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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: 5,316
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


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
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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
Sep 6, 2014 Bill Voigt
Sep 4, 2014 Margaret Pasillas
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Sep 2, 2014 Ally H
Sep 2, 2014 Kathryn LeMosy
Sep 2, 2014 Brad Chonka
Sep 2, 2014 Sharon Stewart
Sep 2, 2014 Larry Branson
Sep 2, 2014 Dorothy Parkel
Aug 30, 2014 Wanda Payne
Aug 30, 2014 Debbie Garretson
Aug 29, 2014 Linda Remington
Aug 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 Lynn Bush
Aug 24, 2014 DOUGLAS DURHAM
Aug 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Shame on our government
Aug 21, 2014 TRACY CAINELLI
Aug 20, 2014 Tommy King
Aug 20, 2014 Debra Wilson
Aug 20, 2014 Sheila Aston
Aug 17, 2014 Harel Broderick
Aug 16, 2014 Kimberly Bell
Aug 15, 2014 Jocelyn Kleiger
Aug 13, 2014 Joyce Clodfelter
Aug 10, 2014 (Name not displayed) SHUT OFF WELFARE,MAKE THOSE PEOPLE WORK AND GIVE THAT MONEY TO PROGRAMS TO HELP THE VETS GET BACK INTO THE WORKFORCE . THEY DESERVE A FIGHTING CHANCE TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES.
Aug 8, 2014 alice travis
Aug 6, 2014 Sheila Ward
Aug 5, 2014 sharon saunders
Aug 5, 2014 Kathleen Gadson
Aug 5, 2014 Nichola Lydon Shame on you Washington. You're pitiful. Give up your paychecks to help them!
Aug 5, 2014 Lauren Van Gundy

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