Reactivate the US Civilian Conservation Corps

Please sign if you are a registered Voter... We the signers of this petition call upon the United States Congress to reactivate and update the template of the United States Civilian Conservation Corps. This petition urges this reactivation as a National Service and as an alternative for military service for all (single) US citizens from 17 to age 35 from all socio-economic strata. The original USCCC was the largest non-combatant workforce in US history. There had been no precedent for it in American history. Nearly three million young men worked from 1933-42, they accomplished Herculean feats that left a tangible legacy and popular public support that has never waned. For those who enroll in a reactivated USCCC they would receive pay and competent work supervision with the benefits of a valuable job experience and travel. The agency would allow veterans preference for leadership and supervisory positions as well as others with such skills. The USCCC primary mission would maintain and repair infrastructure on our public lands and waterways through public works. They would also assist the National Guard, FEMA and the American Red Cross in the aftermath of any large scale natural or man-made disaster in the clean-up and repair of infrastructure and environmental damage in all US territories. USCCC alumni would enable our nation with a reliable and confident workforce that knows the concept of teamwork. Some comments; \"The CCC was not only one of the greatest innovations of the New Deal, but it provides a model for us today. It is the answer to the double problem of unemployed youth (who turn to drugs, who end up in prison) and the persistence of war, with its enormous drain on the national wealth. The young, instead of being recruited to kill and be killed, or to come home maimed in body or in mind, could be put to work in government programs like the CCC, doing all sorts of constructive things to make our environment cleaner and safer. Such work would have the opposite effect of military action -- that is, it would foster healthy bodies and healthy minds as these young people make a great contribution to the nation. The situation today, with a trillion dollars wasted on war, with young men and women coming home damaged, with a crumbling infrastructure making us vulnerable to mo re Katrina

Sponsor

Jay D Alexander is the lone sponsor... As a Veteran I was lucky to find a job as a park ranger after experiencing combat in Operation Just Cause. I saw first hand the legacy left by the United States Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration and we absolutely need them again. This is a real JUST CAUSE!

Links

United States Civilian Conservation Corps http://www.ccclegacy.org/ http://www.cccalumni.org http://www.corpsnetwork.org/ http://www.nyscccmuseum.com http://www.nascc.org http://www.qmmuseum.lee.army.mil/ccc_forest.htm http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/about/history/articles/ccc.html http://fs.jorge.com/archives/ccc/US_Table.htm http://newdeal.feri.org/library/index.htm#4 http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/history/historycccyears.htm http://www.nationalservice.gov/ http://www.academy.umd.edu/publications/nationalservice/ccc.htm http://www.mehadifoundation.org/index.html

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