Thursday, August 15, 2013

An urgent request from FRA

We have received an urgent request for help from the FRA.  Here is their message:

URGENT! Stop More Defense Sequestration Cuts!
Contact Your Representative and Senators in their local office
Congress is on summer recess in August and making a phone call to a legislator’s local office, scheduling an office visit with other FRA members or attending a town hall meeting are great opportunities to urge your U.S. Representative and your U.S. Senators oppose additional DoD budget cuts - known as "sequestration." 
The Budget Control Act of 2011 mandates another round of deep across-the-board budget cuts effective October 1, 2013. These budget cuts require that 50 percent come from defense ($52 billion) and the remainder from other programs.  Bullet points for your discussion and phone numbers for your elected officials are provided for you.
FRA has worked diligently and constantly for Blue Water Navy.  Let’s return the favor and help our warriors serving now.

Here is the link to FRA’s CapWiz site set up for your convenience:

When you get done with that, visit this other FRA CapWiz site to contact your elected officials to push them to pass HR 543, the Agent Orange Act.  

Thanks shipmates!  

”It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield."-- VNVets

"The concept that Agent Orange, and its effects, stopped dead in its tracks at the shoreline is simply too illogical, and too ludicrous to accept. What does that say about the Obama Administration and his Department of Veterans Affairs?"--VNVets

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