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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: 7,520
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

Nov 15, 2017 Mary Levan
Nov 12, 2017 Susan Fisher Any thoughts I have on politicians would not be appropriate to put in here we need to take care of our veterans!
Nov 12, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 10, 2017 Vianney Ventura
Nov 10, 2017 cara frame
Nov 10, 2017 Deborah Hammond Another fine example of how the Senate/Congress prefer NOT to do the jobs we elected them for. Pass the job bill, get off your duffs
Oct 31, 2017 Laura Wesley
Oct 30, 2017 Tina Pelton
Oct 30, 2017 Christine McNulty
Oct 30, 2017 Sofia Fernandez-Amaro
Oct 30, 2017 Sara Garcia
Oct 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 17, 2017 Tilly Vandevenne
Oct 15, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Oct 15, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 10, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Oct 2, 2017 Anna Krohn
Sep 15, 2017 Janet Magdaleno
Sep 15, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Aug 19, 2017 Raleigh koritz ISN'T IT ABOUT TIME ?!
Aug 10, 2017 Lisa Wood
Aug 7, 2017 Venice Rembold
Aug 7, 2017 danielle jacques
Aug 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2017 Kathy & Judy Sutter
Jul 31, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 30, 2017 William Cope
Jul 30, 2017 Keth Luke
Jul 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2017 Lynn Ronconi
Jul 5, 2017 Jo Mosley
Jul 4, 2017 Mark Hayduke Grenard
Jul 4, 2017 Paola Moretti
Jul 4, 2017 Stephen Moyer
Jul 2, 2017 Kari Dyrdahl
Jun 25, 2017 Von Griggs-Laws It's really not that difficult!
Jun 20, 2017 Stacy Wykle
Jun 14, 2017 Dorothy Hubbard
Jun 14, 2017 LARRY HAYES
Jun 12, 2017 Camille Barron
Jun 10, 2017 Joyce Haskins
Jun 10, 2017 Barbara Houston
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 5, 2017 Toby Cardoso
Jun 4, 2017 Charlie Para
Jun 1, 2017 Robert Morris

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