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Renew and refund the US CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS

    1. Petition by

      Civilian Conservation Corps Initiatitive

Invest and save our two most valuable capitol resources:

our youth and our natural resourses - the environment!

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. The Civilian Conservation Corps - Idea whose time is back



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      Sunday marked 80 years since the creation of the U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps. On March 31, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law his first "alphabet soup" New Deal initiative. For nine years, from 1933 to 1942, the CCC gave more than 4 million American men and women employment. They fought forest fires, replanted nearly 4 billion trees and provided disaster relief. The CCC demonstrated that there was no conflict between the preservation of the environment and the creation of jobs.

The 21st Century CCC Act has been sponsored by U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio. The nonprofit Civilian Conservation Corps Initiative Inc. urges Americans to contact their representatives to support renewing this program for future generations.

      

Jay D. Alexander, St. Petersburg

      

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/letters/tuesdays-letters-root-our-health-fraud-and-waste/2112450

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    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. After Bashing Government Spending, Romney Campaigns At National Landmark Bu

      If anyone talks with Obama ... tell him his opponent is flip flopping!

      Obama should talk about re establish the US Civilian Conservation Corps to put American’s to work on jobs that really need to be done, building national assets for future generations.

      "We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build them for the future!" ~ FDRhttp://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/10/23/1071971/romney-new-deal-campaigns/

      After Bashing Government Spending, Romney Campaigns At National Landmark Built By The New Deal

      On the campaign trail, Mitt Romney and his campaign advisers have made a habit of attacking the 2009 Recovery Act (i.e. the stimulus). Romney calls the stimulus, "the largest one-time careless expenditure of government money in American history." During Monday night's final presidential debate, Romney even scoffed at the very idea that government spending can [...]

    5. Reached 50 signatures
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    • Gregory Garrett IRVING, UNITED STATES
      • 9 months ago

      trees are the answer.

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    • John Rickard DUNDALK, MD
      • about 1 year ago

      Because it makes just as much sense, or more, in these times as it did before...

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    • Leslie David RESTON, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      It puts people to work so they aren't unemployed and was used to build our infrastructure. Some of those projects are still standing and haven't been updated since.

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    • Jennifer Kerr-Healy KIRKLAND, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      So that we CAN become the greatest country in the world that we so often claim to be. By investing in ourselves, our children and our nation.

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    • Sharon Cousins VIOLA, ID
      • over 1 year ago

      Because we need jobs and there is plenty of real work for CCC to do that needs doing. Because situations in which young people have no hope lead to frustration and eventually danger for all of us. Because it is the right thing to do.

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