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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: 7,284
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

May 25, 2016 Bonnie Smith
May 18, 2016 John Spence
May 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2016 Татьяна Королева
May 15, 2016 Tmothy Stage
May 15, 2016 Pam Henize
May 15, 2016 Daphne Cuffman
May 15, 2016 Carlos Harris
May 14, 2016 Patricia Hildreth
May 14, 2016 Hugh Pasco
May 14, 2016 David Adamek
May 14, 2016 Michella Ayers I have not seen this occur at the Walmart which I have worked but I trust that this should never have been an issue...our young people who sacrifice for the majority of society should not be treated this way.
May 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2016 Douglas Dyrssen Sr
May 14, 2016 alexandria werner
May 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 13, 2016 Donna Walczak
May 13, 2016 Mary D. Tindall As they have given of their lives, they deserve our BEST support... Please do your part in giving it to them.
May 12, 2016 Sandi Blaylock Anything and Everything should be done for our HEROS. Whatever it takes. They all deserve our love and support.
May 12, 2016 Joy Larsen
May 12, 2016 Marion Mullikin Please HELP!!!!
May 11, 2016 William t. wondolowski
May 11, 2016 Ronald Yeoh
May 10, 2016 Charles Borcky
May 10, 2016 Judith Savard
May 10, 2016 Melvin Michael
May 10, 2016 (Name not displayed) Invest in our Veterans!
May 6, 2016 Patricia georgantzias No Veteran should ever have to worry about where they"re going to sleep or get their next meal. They did their service. It is time for us to take care of them now!
May 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2016 Ruben Soto
May 4, 2016 (Name not displayed) Support our service men and women.
May 4, 2016 Arlene Miracola Pass this bill!
May 4, 2016 Patricia Nichols
May 3, 2016 Janice Tyler
May 3, 2016 (Name not displayed) It is not right to do this to our vets. Please reconsider and make amends to tjose wo have served and are serving to protect America. Thank you
May 3, 2016 Candis Sollard Military members should NOT lose their jobs because they are defending the rights of the employers who let them go! Employers who do so should be penalized!!!
May 3, 2016 Kimberly Sullivan It's sickening that this is something that we actually NEED to petition for, but I'm glad to support this effort.
May 3, 2016 James McConnell
May 3, 2016 Adele Snead Protect our vets. They protect us.
May 3, 2016 Jennifer Sapienza
May 3, 2016 Janet Neff
May 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2016 Kari Wilcox Being in the Guard or Reserves is challenging enough when trying to juggle a career, duty and family. We do not need extra stress from employers who do not support our decision to serve our country also.
May 3, 2016 Freda Adams It is only right.
May 3, 2016 Misty Morgan
May 3, 2016 Wanda Lewis
May 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2016 Debbie Greene

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