Representative Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA 2nd)
4th-term Democrat from Louisiana.
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Rep. Cedric Richmond

March 17, 2013

 Greetings! I write you in reference to The Appropriations Act of 2013 for Defense..." HR 933 amendment # 50 will drastically cut funding for The US Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol's national search and rescue, homeland security, and hurricane and disaster relief capability. Please vote against this reduction! Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 54 lives in fiscal year 2011. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to nearly 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 70 years. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/ or http://www.capvolunteernow.com/ for more information.

New Orleans , LA