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CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS INITIATIVE
| Soldier Soldier planting tree seedlings in Montana.
Civilian Conservation Corps Initiative (CCCI) is a grassroots non-profit, bi-partisan
organization, with a proposal to the American People and our Members of Congress to
re-establish the enormously successful all public sector initiative the United States Civilain Conservation Corps (CCC) as a large scale investment by the
US Government in our Nation's human and natural capital that the 32nd President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt launched in 1933 in the height of the Great
CCCI avocates the passage and the policy of HR 2066 - the 21st Century CCC Act that would authorize the President to re-establish the 21st Century 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 works, and for other purposes.
revitalized CCC would enroll up to 300,0000 thousand young single adult Americans (17-28) in all 50 states, Native America, and U S Territories, putting them to work on the huge backlog of reconstruction projects so urgently
needed on over 700 million acres of both urban and rural public lands across our country. Let’s put American’s
to work on jobs that really need to be done, building national assets for future generations.
The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
A nation that destroys its soils
are the lungs of our land,
purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ~ FDR
S H O V E L
S – is for the spuds we got for breakfast.
H – is for the home we seldom see.
– is for the onions that they feed us.
V - is for this verse composed by me.
E - is for the end
of my enlistment.
L – is for the last they’ll see of me.
Put them all together the spell SHOVEL
emblem of the CCC.
Fort Lewis CCC songbook, 1934
|CCC enrollees using picks and shovels, Maryland, 1933