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Friday, September 29, 2006

VFW endorses Maria Cantwell

Team Cantwell got a huge boost today with the announcement that the Veterans of Foreign Wars have endorsed her reelection bid:
"I am honored to accept the endorsement of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Political Action Committee,” said Cantwell. “We must never take for granted the sacrifices of the men and women who have given so much to our country. It has always been important to me to fight for veterans and the men and women who serve our country today, but the work I try to do doesn’t compare to how hard these men and women have fought for our country. Congress should recognize and honor the service of these heroes and the sacrifices their families have had to make by making sure that we stand up for them."

"I couldn’t be more proud to have Maria Cantwell as my Senator," said Skip Dreps, member of Northwest Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans for Cantwell. “She fights every day for the men and women who have fought for our county. She is working to protect our VA hospitals, and to ensure veterans have access to top-quality health care at prices they can afford. She is working to deliver fair survivor benefits for veterans’ families. She is working to pass the GI Bill for Life to make sure those who serve our country will always have the door to higher education open to them."

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Political Action Committee endorsement was based on her support for veterans', national security and defense, and military personnel issues. The organization reviewed her record and noted that during her term in office, Cantwell has been a consistently strong advocate for veterans, fighting for them to get affordable, quality health care, expanded educational opportunities, and fair survivor benefits for veterans' families.
We must do everything we can to send Maria Cantwell back to the U.S. Senate so she can continue working for the families and the veterans of Washington State.

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