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Ocean Champions: Political Champions for Ocean Conservation

Dear Friend,

To date, we’ve been a little coy about the details of our campaign to “Sink Southerland.”  We simply didn’t want to give away any information that could help Ocean Enemy #1.  However, with the election a day away, there’s no time for Southerland's campaign to respond, so we wanted to let you know what your generous support enabled us to do.

First, we were able to contribute over $350,000 to this campaign!  That’s more than we’ve ever spent on a single race, and it couldn’t have happened without you! 

No group can impact a race on its own, however, and we’re proud to have been part of a strong coalition where everyone played to win.  If you’ve ever wondered what a comprehensive ocean political campaign looks like, here’s what we were able to do thanks to your support:

  • Partner on a poll with House Majority PAC in mid-September that showed the race was very close and Southerland was vulnerable. This was an important indicator for groups watching the race.
  • Fund two weeks of anti-Southerland TV ads in both major markets in the District.
  • Launch a ground game that had trained professional canvassers making two passes of 30,000 homes to persuade fence sitters and turn out the anti-Southerland vote.
  • Complete person-to-person “get out the vote” phone calls for 20,000 more homes.
  • Run anti-Southerland radio ads the week leading up to the election.

Our partners bought more TV, digital media, and tracking polls, allowing us to collectively cover every conceivable channel.

This was a HUGE campaign that left nothing on the table.  Will it be enough?  Tomorrow will tell!

Elections Matter,

David Wilmot, Ph.D.
President and Co-Founder

Mike Dunmyer
Executive Director

P.S. Thanks also for your support of our endorsed candidates. In our push to help elect 40 champions, we were able to endorse and support 46.  Tomorrow will be a big day for the oceans!

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