Congress pass the 21st Century CCC Act!
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* 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!
* Our unskilled youth and war veterans need dignity in work and the United States Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) would be a viable solution for more bang for our BUCK!
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"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
"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 Barack H. Obama’s historic statement at his address on the 160th Anniversary of the Department of the Interior on March 3, 2009
Since 2009, there has been a 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act sponsored by Marcy Kaptur D-OH-9. FMI at http://www.wecantakeit.org/id73.html
HR 188, is the current bill and it proposes to re-establish the CCC to provide for the creation of jobs for more bang for our buck and enroll Americans and support staff n the field working for generations.
Also personally contact and strongly urge your members of the House to co-sponsor HR 188 the 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act.
Next we have to urge our US Senators to create a companion bill. At the same time, we have to strongly urge the POTUS to shepherd the CCC Act through Congress and then signing it into law.
The CCC Program is a non-partisan issue. The CCC would benefit communities and the Nation. Many young Americans need a good first time job experience reference and the CCC would bring opportunity for them to have fun, travel and adventure.
As FDR said, " We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build them for the future!"
Those who enroll in the CCC would be involved in a public sector National Service, all engaged in a green jobs training and education program. This updated CCC program would put our young American men and women to work on jobs that really need to be done, saving our environment and building national assets for future generations.
The 21st century CCC would enroll single women for work on conservation projects in national, state, municipal parks, forests and waterways. They could live in college dorms and decommissioned military bases, or in barracks, or in spike camps similar to those used by the military in the field, and close to or on the job site. They also would move at a moments notice to work on disaster relief.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. President George Washington
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FMI on History of the CCC... http://www.history.com/topics/civilian-conservation-corps
FYI: Contact info for CCC Initiative, Inc got to http://www.wecantakeit.org/id6.html
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