Re-establish the UNITED STATES CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS
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We Urge the US Government to Re-establish the UNITED STATES CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS to INVEST and save our two most precious resources, our young adult population sector from 17-25 and our life giving natural resources. Then after the CCC is re-established here then we can spread the CCC program via FDR's last alphabet soup initiative the UN. Then the world can save our youth and they inturn would save our planet for a noble cause!
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
~~ FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, the 32nd President of the United States
“I have moments of real terror, when I think we may be losing this generation. We have got to bring these young people into the active life of the community... It has been said in this country we should deal with first things first, and in my estimation, the question before us is action on the problems of youth.”
~FDR's First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt -1934 (Our Best First Lady - BAR NONE!)
YOU can use your voice to save our Youth and Natural Resourse from oblivian and be a part of the grassroots effort and blow the dust off of 70 years and GO BACK TO THE FUTURE and to re-mobilize the "TREE ARMY" to put millions of work boots back on the ground for generations to come!
The original United States Civilian Conservation Corp was created in 1933 and lasted for nearly a decade from 1933 to 1942, the twentieth Century CCC
created the nation's largest civilian mobilization in US History.
The CCC was the most successful federal work program in US history.
The CCC still is the government’s most lasting environmental effort as well.
The CCC demonstrated that there was absolutely no conflict between the preservation of the environment and the creation of jobs.
The CCC will provide actual green job training, job creation and national service for future generations. and was the first and most popular program of the New Deal.
The revitalized CCC would enlist thousands of young Americans in all 50 states, Native America, and Territories, putting them to work on the huge backlog of reconstruction projects so urgently needed on the 700 million acres of both urban and rural public lands across our country.
Let’s put American’s to work on jobs that really need to be done, building national assets for future generations.
Currently HR 494, the 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corp Act sponsored by Ohio Representative Marcy Kaptur. This is a job creation program that re-establishes a Civilian Conservation Corp that puts to work unemployed and underemployed civilians to advance useful public works projects aimed at safeguarding natural resources and developing new transportation and infrastructure.
The 21st Century CCC will reinforce the principle of independence,
the now seemingly antiquated notion that no one willing to work should
be directly dependent on any other person or group for livelihood.
The CCC would also reduce the number of people relying on
income support, family credit, and other costly means-tested benefits.
Personal and Oraganizational
Endorsements for HR 494 should be sent on official letterhead to:
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH 9th District)
2186 Rayburn House Office Building,
District of Columbia 20515-3509
FMI call (202) 225-4146
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build them for the future!" ~ FDR
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