Renew and refund the US CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS
Invest and save our two most valuable capitol resources:
our youth and our natural resourses - the environment!
We the undersigned Citizens of the United States urge the President to shepherd through Congress - HR 188 - the 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act. This Act will re-establish the U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). We need a bill that would reflect this in the Senate. We urge you to invest in our Human Capitol and Natural Resource Capitol. The 20th Century CCC provided work and vocational training for unemployed single young men through conserving and developing the country's natural resources.
I urge my US Representative to co-sponsor HR 188 the 21st Century CCC Act. To authorize the President to (refund) reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps as a means of providing gainful employment to unemployed and underemployed citizens of the United States through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes.
From 1933 to 1942, under the Roosevelt Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) demonstrated there was no conflict between preserving the environment and creating jobs.
I urge my 2 US Senators to create legislation that reflects HR 188.
I urge the President to shepherd this new legislation through Congress as FDR did in his first one hundred days of 1933...."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
Many American families were saved in the Great Depression from starvation and homelessness by their hard work and $25 sent home in a monthly allotment. Bottom line is it generated 3.5 million jobs and jump started our Middle Class.
The lesson of Hurricane Sandy is clear: Mother Nature is nonpartisan, and could take out red or blue states with various weather events in the future. The new CCC will be on duty for disaster prevention as well as for disaster relief.
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build them for the future!" ~ FDR
"I want generations that follow to see that we used this moment to encourage a 21st century civilian conservation corps for our young people. " ~ President Obama's address at the 160th Anniversary of the Department of the Interior on March 3, 2009
Consider joining this FACE BOOK 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!
FMI - www.wecantakeit.org
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