• Petitioned U.S. Senate

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U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
President Barack Obama

Urge your Federal Delegation to reinstate the U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps

    1. Jay Alexander
    2. Petition by

      Jay Alexander

      St Petersburg, FL

 In broad terms, I assert that modern society, acting through its government, owes the definite obligation to prevent the starvation or dire want of any of its fellow men and women who try to maintain themselves, but cannot.  

 

~ FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1882-1945)

EMPLOYMENT & JOB CREATION is the number one concern of AMERICANS!

Many American Citizens are one paycheck away from being HOMELESS!

Today's youth are struggling and many are leading lives of quiet desperation - we may be losing this generation!

 America NEEDS the 21st Century CCC  - NOW MORE THAN EVER!   

"I want generations that follow to see that we used this moment to encourage a 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps(CCC) for our young people." President Obama's address at the 160th Anniversary of the Department of the Interior on March 3, 2009  

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 The  most popular government programs in American History was Franklin D. Roosevelt's own initiative was the US Civilian COnservation Corps (CCC).  

"I propose to create a civilian conservation corps to be used in forestry, the prevention of soil erosion, flood control and similar projects . . . 

More important, however, than the material gains from their labors will be the moral and spiritual value of such work." 

FDR's written message to the Emergency Session of the 73rd Congress on March 21, 1933

 

President Roosevelt brought together two wasted resources -- young men and land with the establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933.   The 20th Century CCC recruited only single young men (The 21st century CCC now would enroll women!) and single or married WW1 War Veterans for work on conservation projects in national, state, municipal parks, forests and waterways.  They lived in barracks, on site, in camps similar to those of the military used in the field.

As FDR said, " We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build them for the future!"

The CCC demonstrated that there was absolutely no conflict between the preservation of the environment and the creation of jobs! It was the most successful federal work program in history, and the government's most lasting environmental effort as well. 

The CCC was a very worthwhile project not only for the good of the country but also for the lasting benefit it provided for the men involved, who would have otherwise have been unemployed during our worst depression.

 

These proven jobs programs are needed now!

 

Currently there is the CCC bill in Congress (HR 188) that will be established to provide for the creation of jobs.

HR 188 - the 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act sponsored by Marcy Kaptur OH-9.

 

TAKE ACTION: CALL YOUR US REPS @ (202) 224-3121

For more information: http://www.wecantakeit.org/id58.html

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Lobbied Congress for HR 494

      Jay Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      On December 7th and 8th , I walked the halls of Congress in the Cannon, Longworth and Rayburn Buildings. Petitioning and lobbying, I had assistance of two young people that new about lobbying - Rob and Savannah. Armed with a sheet explaining the bill from a article from the Nation Magazine. The sheet included a copy of my card and the name of the Legislative Assistant and his extension who is working on the bill. Then I gave the secretary the sheet or even spoke with the aide or director about HR 494. I got the card of the LA legislative assistant on environmental issues. I even met several members and had my picture taken with the Honorable Raul Grajalva of AZ.

    2. JOIN OUR Face Book Group - US Civilian Conservation Corps(CCC)

      Jay Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      

Please join this group and be a part of the grassroots effort to re-mobilize the "TREE ARMY" to put millions of work boots back on the ground for generations to come!

    3. HARD FACTS!

      Jay Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      This may seem hard to believe. The New Deal famously placed millions of Americans on the public payroll via the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps. To this day we drive on W.P.A.-built roads and send our children to W.P.A.-built schools. Didn’t all these public works amount to a major fiscal stimulus?

    4. Reached 50 signatures
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    6. A website!

      Jay Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      Hope you look at this site for more information on the CCC!

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Virginia Ferguson COCOA, FL
      • 5 months ago

      Let's put people to work and improve our environment. Save the planet and plant hemp.

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    • Cheryl Petrovich MILLBRAE, CA
      • 5 months ago

      We owe our American heroes! It is a disgrace to have them homeless, hungry or living in poverty! Any human being deserves to live a normal life, and let's not forget those who risked their lives for us!

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    • Wendy Clark HIXSON, TN
      • 5 months ago

      people need to feel like they earned their money. This will help rebuild our infrastructure while giving people skills

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    • Josh Reilly BEN LOMOND, CA
      • 6 months ago

      employment is the key to just about all indices of societal success.

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    • Victoria love CHATTANOOGA, TN
      • 6 months ago

      Government should be the employer of last resort.

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