Bring Back the CCC sign now

Signers of this petition urge you as a true Progressive and a man of Peace to legislate reactivation of the CCC - Civilian Conservation Corps.

James A. Michener wrote, "I was favorably impressed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, which had, so far as I could see, a faultless program in which young people could do constructive work for their communities while earning a modest salary. I would have hopes for such a program, were one to be reinstituted now."

The CCC along with the WPA was a budget cut in wartime America in 1942 and was deemed non-viable in a defense based economy as well as a relief program! A contemporary federal report by Conrad Wirth of the National Park Service in 1944 stated that the CCC was extremely cost effective and accomplished in one decade the equivalent of over 50 years in conservation and restoration work of our natural resources. Click on photos at http://newdeal.feri.org/library/4_d_2t.htm

We need the CCC now more than ever! With our many idle youth, indebted college grads, non-violent felons, veterans returning from Iraq and jobless Americans all could find a helping hand from Uncle Sam. They would work hard for a meaningful purpose. Day to day work would consist of planting tree saplings to being dispatched to help fight natural disasters from Puerto Rico to Micronesia. Service could be an alternative to military service.

Members would live in a worry free environment and receive a modest wage, living quarters, meals, transportation, work clothing, workers compensation, medical, dental benefits with paid holidays for voting. After completion of service, all would earn the right to receive an education package similar to the GI Bill of 1944. All federally funded programs that overlap this agency would be absorbed.

With reactivation, many would enjoy the rough, hardy life, and the natural beauty of the settings in which they might work and earn their first pay. Members of the CCC would be better citizens. Imagine a world building unity in peace with the creation of similar initiatives throughout the world. The USA would again be a beacon for the World to follow. Men and Women would mature and develop into well-rounded human beings ready to make positive contributions in society.

Our website is www.bringbackccc.org

FYI on the CCC

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.academy.umd.edu/publications/nationalservice/ccc.htm
http://www.cccalumni.org
http://www.nyscccmuseum.com
http://www.nascc.org

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Latest Signatures

  • 22 November 2015100. John H
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch It's just a plain good idea. Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefit the Environment, and promote Peace? No
  • 17 November 201599. Mari A
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch My family still enjoys the CCC parks on Whidbey Island WA. Please bring back this program to provide training, jobs and an enduring national legacy. Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefit the Enviro
  • 05 November 201598. Valdis N
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 201597. Danny H
    I support this petition
  • 20 October 201596. Lauren B
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch run on the green ticket Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefit the Environment, and promote Peace? No
  • 22 September 201595. Debby G
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch (?) Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefit the Environment, and promote Peace? No
  • 13 September 201594. Peacekeeper Garner
    I support this petition
  • 12 September 201593. Jennifer B
    I support this petition
  • 02 September 201592. Christine S
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch Good luck to you Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefit the Environment, and promote Peace? No
  • 20 August 201591. Cwjoseph J
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch let it ''bee'' the CCC. Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefit the Environment, and promote Peace? No
  • 19 August 201590. Robert Avanw
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch My father-in-law was in the CCC. Great for him and America. Please bring it back and keep up the good work. Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefit the Environment, and promote Peace? No
  • 09 August 201589. Claire B
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch I speak for the youth of America in saying that the CCC would greatly improve conditions in our country,and establish sturdy ground for the generations to come. Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefi
  • 06 July 201588. Hamid Rios
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch hamid pldn Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefit the Environment, and promote Peace? No
  • 20 June 201587. Conor M
    I support this petition
  • 27 May 201586. Alysia B
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch I was a CCC member who greatly benefited from the program and am now a junior in college because of the education awards I recieved Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefit the Environment, and promot
  • 20 April 201585. Barbara T
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch I sure wish YOU were the President! Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefit the Environment, and promote Peace? No
  • 12 March 201584. Bill S
    I support this petition
  • 07 March 201583. Jordan W
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch My Grandfather worked in the CCC he learned the art of carpentry while there. Why don't we bring back the CCC and we can help those on welfare to feel as sense of ownership, learn to work and learn a trade at
  • 03 March 201582. Kay T
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch This should be a resolution to be adopted to dem party platform Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefit the Environment, and promote Peace? No
  • 12 February 201581. Jenny Lindo
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 201580. David C
    I support this petition
  • 31 January 201579. Michael M
    I support this petition
  • 30 January 201578. James P
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch Rep. Dennis Kucinich(D-Ohio) for President 2004 www.kucinich.us Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefit the Environment, and promote Peace? No
  • 30 January 201577. Dawn E
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch My Son has grown and been able to help so many people in his first year in Ameri-Corp. Do not allow the government to abolish the wonderful program. It is of great value to not just the young men and women in
  • 23 January 201576. Donald H
    I support this petition
  • 19 January 201575. Alisa H
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 201574. Barbara B
    to Congressman and Candidate Dennis J. Kucinch Develop infastructure for solar and wind power Do you believe the CCC will create jobs, benefit the Environment, and promote Peace? No

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