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Coalition Thank You Letter to Senators Voting in Favor of McCain-Levin Amendment

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July 28, 2009

Dear Senator,

The undersigned groups would like to thank you for voting to support the best interest of the troops and taxpayers by supporting the Levin-McCain amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010.  As Defense Secretary Robert Gates has pointed out, the F-22 provides an important niche capability for the Air Force, but it is not in the best interest of our national security to continue to procure additional F-22s at the expense of other, more pressing priorities.   We appreciate that given the current economic climate that it was a difficult vote, but thank you for taking into consideration the long term security needs of citizens.  Your support is essential to instilling accountability into the defense procurement process.  This landmark vote marks the end of business as usual, and the beginning of real reform in Washington. 


American Friends Service Committee

National Priorities Project

American Progressive Caucus Policy Foundation National Security Project of the Progressive Policy Institute
Americans for Democratic Action  NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby 
Arms and Security Initiative,
New America Foundation 
Pax Christi USA: National Catholic Peace Movement
Arms Control Association  Peace Action 
Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities  Physicians for Social Responsibility
Center for American Progress Action Fund  Project On Government Oversight 
Center for International Policy  Taxpayers for Common Sense
Coalition on Human Needs  3D Security Initiative 
Common Cause 

Council for a Livable World 

United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries 
Economists for Peace & Security  USAction
Foreign Policy in Focus  VoteVets 
Friends Committee on National Legislation  Win Without War 
Global Green USA  Women's Action for New Directions 


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