Time is of the essence!
Pleases sign the petition to protect our men and women in the Armed Forces!
Supporting our troops means more than just slapping a magnetic yellow ribbon on the back of your car!
Dear VoteVets.org Supporter,
You are incredible! In just days, we've collected over 8000 petition signatures, calling for hearings into why the Bush Pentagon placed a contract for helmets for troops, with a company that was being sued for shoddy work.
We need more, though. We need everyone who hasn't signed our petition to do so now, and for you to tell your friends and family to do the same. Hold on, because this story is getting even worse.
The Marines reported the other day that the delay in getting Mine Resistant Armor Protected (MRAP) vehicles led to the deaths of hundreds of Marines. They had sent an urgent request up the chain in 2005, asking for the heavily-armored MRAPs, only to be ignored by Donald Rumsfeld. To his credit, Rumsfeld's replacement, Secretary Robert Gates, did make acquisition of MRAPs a priority last year. However, we were quite disturbed to find that one of the companies awarded a contract to produce MRAPs was....
That's right. On November 12, 2007, the Bismarck Tribune reported that Sioux, which was under litigation for cheating the troops out of helmets that met specifications, received one of three contracts to produce MRAPs for the troops. That's in addition to their multi-million contract to produce even more helmets.
Something is wrong here. We all know it. Maybe this is just how the Bush Administration and Washington works. But when it comes to the protection of our troops, the status quo cannot be allowed to stand.
Please join us now in calling for an investigation. Tell everyone you know to get involved, as well. Together, we will help protect our troops.
Iraq War Veteran
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Please take five minutes and follow the link to sign the petition.
We have a moral obligation to look after those we have committed to fight a war for us, whether we agree with that war or not!