The 21Century - United States Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
HR 494 the 21st Century Conservation Corps Act sponsored by Marcy Kaptur(OH-9) will be a large scale public sector government investment in Human Capital by the U.S. Government that would authorize the President to re-establish 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.
We the undersigned Citizens of the United States strongly urge you our US Representatives to co-sponsor HR 494, the 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act by Ms Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) that will re-establish the United States Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 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.
We all urge our elected Federal Officials to make HR 494 that has been called for and by, and of the PEOPLE into LAW!
We urge you also to contact your two US Senate members to create a bill that reflects HR-494. We also urge the POTUS to shepherd this act through Congress as FDR did in TEN days in 1933.
Suggested message to your member of Congress by calling them thru the Capitol operator at (202) 224-3121:
"As your constituent, ( If your a Vet then say so) I want my Representative to co-sponsor Marcy Kaptur's bill, HR 494 ,the 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act. This bill is a win-win solution for our young unemployed generation unlike their counter parts in the Great Depression. Our nation would invest in our human capital and they would learn the work ethic and conservation ethic as they work on our public lands and waterways and also save our environment. This bill would restablish a real shovel ready and accountable program for our unskilled young people and veterans as an alternative national service and give the taxpayer more BANG FOR THE BUCK! I would like a written response to my query. For more information please visit www.wecantakeit.org. Thank you."
FMI @ http://www.wecantakeit.org/id58.html
It is up to the American People to have the POLITICAL WILL from the grassroots up to the grass tops to get this Congress to DO THE RIGHT THING! Then in the 1930's millions of American families benefited from the CCC in the Depression, and now American Families need help again! See the story from living CCC treasures interviews @ http://www.wecantakeit.org/id39.html
A little background History of the CCC:
The 20th Century Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was proposed by Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 21, 1933 and signed into LAW by him on March 31, 1933. It was his first of many “Alphabet Soup” New Deal programs that saved our hide!
For nine years from 1933 to 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps was the biggest and most successful federal work program in history, and the government’s most lasting environmental effort as well. The Civilian Conservation Corps demonstrated that there was absolutely no conflict between the preservation of the environment and the creation of jobs!
The 20th century CCC provided work, remedial and vocational training for unemployed and unskilled single young men and war veterans through conserving and developing the country's natural resources!
The new 21st century CCC would include women in their ranks and be run by the US Government/public sector and would be a shovel-ready program and provide actual green job training and job experience for generations.
See www.wecantakeit.org for more information on re-establishment of a 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps.
Wecantakeit,Inc wants to go further with FDR's first initiative the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and combine it with his last initiative the UN - United Nations. UN Peacekeepers would have a practical and peaceful mission to help nations to pull themselves up from poverty and want to create world peace in the process.
The new 21st Century CCC would have young citizens and veterans labor on our vast public lands and waterways. Those who enroll in the CCC, the enrollees would perform constructive work, receive a living wage, and earn the GI Bill for their National Service.
“More important, however, than the material gains from their labors will be the moral and spiritual value of such work." ~ FDR’s March 21, 1933 message to Congress.
The Bring back a 21st Century U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) petition to US CONGRESS and the POTUS was written by Jay D. Alexander and is in the category Employment at GoPetition.