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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: 7,254
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 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
May 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2016 Anay Rodriguez For the Congress to support the Veterans in Housin, Food and complet Medicals and Jobs I see so many Veterans on the street and the Families too after loosing the only support and the have to see for the Soldiers who got hurt in line of Duty
May 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2016 Christina Magee
Apr 30, 2016 Lea Faulks
Apr 30, 2016 Sandy Young
Apr 23, 2016 Nancy Conway
Apr 20, 2016 Donna Henderson
Apr 18, 2016 Kenneth L Hayes
Apr 18, 2016 kellyann morander
Apr 18, 2016 Clara Hendry Steinberg
Apr 17, 2016 susan sander
Apr 17, 2016 Sarah Robbins
Apr 17, 2016 Mari Devenyi My brother served this country for 17.5 years as a Marine (he died before retirement) and was never an American citizen. This is bull! They could have given their lives for our country but they aren't allowed to live here? I don't think so! Fix this!
Apr 17, 2016 Christopher Horton
Apr 16, 2016 Daniel Miller Failure to care for veterans is our national shame.
Apr 16, 2016 Suzanne DeMichele I'm a Vet and there should never be a funding issue concerning anyone who has served this country! Get off your fat asses politicians and do the right thing for once!
Apr 16, 2016 Virginia Duckett
Apr 16, 2016 Rosalyn Johnson
Apr 16, 2016 (Name not displayed) I support the Veterans to become US Citizens
Apr 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2016 JENNY Haraldson
Apr 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2016 Donna Botash
Apr 15, 2016 Sgt. Dennis Cummings
Apr 15, 2016 Nile Fair-Juul
Apr 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2016 Joyce Perez Yes do it. Congress passes laws giving themselves pay raises but cant muster a vote? Light a fire where its dark !!!! :-) :-) :-) :-)

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