American Civilian Contractors Should be Included in those who sacrifice in the Wars
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American Civilian Contractors Should be Included in those who sacrifice in the Wars

    1. Petition by

      Ms Justice

    

     As Americans, we all feel a sense of patriotism when it comes to our great country. The men and women who chose to go to Iraq and Afghanistan in a civilian capacity to serve our country are NOT included in the numbers when they tally the numbers of Deaths and Injured. Why should they be excluded?

     When a civilian contractor is killed or injured the American people are paying the bill. Survivor benefits, worker's compensation, funeral expenses, medical expenses, etc. are all paid for by the American people. While the multi-billion dollar private military companies like (DynCorp, KBR, Xe, etc.) sit back and continue to reap the benefits of the continued international conflicts.

     War proponents benefit from the massive contractor presence because it permits them to suggest that our military presence is smaller than what is actually required.  To the extent that the American public cares about military fatalities, the human cost of our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan appear much smaller than it would if we didn't rely so heavily on contractors. If we're going to tally the human cost of our efforts, the public deserves a full accounting.

     According to the Department of Labor between 9/1/2001 and 6/30/2012 the number of deaths of civilian contractors exceeds 3066. Injured Contractors are over 83,286. http://www.dol.gov/owcp/dlhwc/dbaallemployer.htm.

If you know a civilian contractor who is currently employed, has been injured, has been killed please SIGN OUR PETITION. Although many of these men and women who chose to serve our country in the civilian capacity are retired military personnel, they receive no acknowledgement of their sacrifices when they are injured or killed.

     It is a Dishonor and Unpatriotic for these men and women who have served our country to not be acknowledged and appropriately memorialized. Instead our Government wants to hide these brave men and women and EXCLUDE these losses in the numbers of Americans who have sacrificed. This has to change...

"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. The petition is re-open

      Ms Justice
      Petition Organizer

      The target date had been June 6th... it was reopened in hopes of getting to the 1000 signatures we want

    3. Almost to 500 - Keep up the Good Work!

      Ms Justice
      Petition Organizer

      The numbers of signatures over the last two weeks encourages me. Let's try to get to over 1000 by July 4th! There are so many contractors and their families. I know we can get the signatures that we need so come on and get everyone you know to sign so we can get the acknowledgement for our heros.
      Since March there have been another 50 deaths and many many more injured contractors.

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. 200 signatures - we still need support!!

      Ms Justice
      Petition Organizer

      According to the Department of Labor the number of injured from 9/1/2001 thru 12/31/2011 exceeds 44,000 while the number of deaths is over 2958. These numbers are for Civilian Contractors, not the military. Please, continue to support our petition! The numbers are listed below, take a look at the bottom of this link to get the totals...
      http://www.dol.gov/owcp/dlhwc/dbaallemployer.htm.

    6. 100 signatures collected on our very important petition - pass it on!

      Ms Justice
      Petition Organizer

      Our Civilian Contractors are somehow left behind when it comes to getting acknowledgement of their sacrafices. Please tell your family and friends how important it is to get the word out about the importance that ALL AMERICANS who participate in the war and sacrifice either through injury or giving their life for our country. Email your friends and include the link to this peition.

    7. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Verna Hill DE RIDDER, LA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I worked for a contractor over in Bosnia and know how important the work was over there. I have lost some friends that went to work at Iraq and was never able to find out what happened to them. These people do not need to be treated like they are worthless because they have died for the job, they need to be treated with respect as every American is.

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    • Barbara Riley VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      IN BELOVED MEMORY OF JOHN WHO DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY IN IRAQ AS A CIVILIAN CONTRACTOR FIGHTING FOR AMERICA.

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    • John Lividini BRIGHTON, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Affected my family

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    • heather motley STEPHENS CITY, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      They are risking their lives just as much as the active military, just as patriotic! Civilian contractors need to be recognized!

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    • Sandy Wise WANA, WV
      • about 2 years ago

      They sacrifice their lives as well.

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