CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS INITIATIVE
| Soldier Soldier planting tree seedlings in Montana.
The Civilian Conservation
Corps Initiative (CCCI) is a grassroots
bi-partisan organization, with a proposal to the American People and our Members of Congress
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 Depression.
CCCI avocates the passage and the policy of HR 188
- 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.
The revitalized CCC would enlist thousands of young Americans in all 50 states, Native America, and Territories,
putting them to work on the huge backlog of reconstruction projects so urgently
needed on the 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