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Monday, September 27, 2010

Support Boeing NewGen Tanker Bid by Contacting Elected Officials

(Boeing Photo)

Below is a message from Boeing.  Please consider supporting the Boeing NewGen Tanker proposal and keep as many aerospace jobs in the U.S. as possible.

The message reads:

Over the next two weeks, members of Congress will wrap up their work in Washington, D.C., and head home to prepare for the November 2 mid-term elections. Before they leave Washington, members of Congress need to hear from you. I would ask you to make your voice heard again in support for our efforts to build the next generation of aerial refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force.

With the Air Force scheduled to select a winner sometime this fall, we need your support – and the support of your family and friends – now more than ever.

In the coming days, please visit, and go to the site’s Legislative Action Center to e-mail letters to your members of Congress, encouraging them to support Boeing’s NewGen Tanker. Can you help us send 5,000 e-mails to Congress by Friday? Together, we can send a powerful message to lawmakers in support of the 50,000 U.S. workers who will be employed by Boeing’s NewGen Tanker. Additionally, your vocal support ensures that our nation’s leaders understand that competition on a level playing field means saying NO to an illegally-subsidized European competitor, Airbus/EADS – especially at a time of significant economic challenge and high unemployment.

There is a lot at stake in this competition – providing our nation’s warfighters with the world’s most modern and capable refueling tanker, protecting tens of thousands of U.S. jobs and saving tens of billions of taxpayer dollars. Please let your elected officials know that the Boeing NewGen Tanker is the right choice for American warfighters, taxpayers and workers. So please stay involved, and let your voice be heard by helping us send 5,000 e-mails to Congress!

Thanks for your continued support!


 Sean McCormack

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