Two weeks ago, we asked who you thought was worse on ocean issues: Congressman Jon Runyan (R-NJ) or Congressman Steve Southerland (R-FL).
Both have bad records, but the vote wasn't close. With over 79% of the vote, your selection as Ocean Enemy #1 is...
Congressman Steve Southerland!
We couldn’t agree more. Congressman Southerland seems to believe that any attempt to conserve fish, protect critical habitat or simply balance short-term use of ocean resources with long-term sustainability violates his rights as a citizen. He introduces and supports bills that harm the ocean, and frequently launches fact-challenged, hyperbolic tirades against sensible conservation initiatives. He is, quite simply, an ocean bully.
We will not tolerate this toxic assault on our oceans. Today we're announcing our campaign to defeat Ocean Enemy #1, Congressman Steve Southerland, and we want you with us.
It takes money to win elections, and we need your help to build the strongest campaign possible.
By working to defeat Congressman Southerland, we'll be holding him and the other ocean bullies accountable by showing them that the choices they make on ocean issues alone can cost them their job!
For the Oceans,