Policy Letter

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

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 FoundationNational 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 TrueMajority.org

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