Ocean Champions Endorsements: THE THIRD WAVE
Today, we announce our third wave of endorsements. We're excited about sharing this new wave with you--- an important, and complementary blend of both newcomers and old friends to Ocean Champions. New to Ocean Champions are: Rep. Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), Rep. Ehlers (R-MI), Rep. Holt (D-NJ), Rep. Honda (D-CA), Rep. Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Rep. Gordon (D-TN). Rep. Pallone (D-NJ), a great friend we've enjoyed a constructive relationship with also joins the third wave. In addition to these established and effective members of Congress, we are endorsing a new leader, Governor Shaheen, challenging Senator Sununu for his seat in New Hampshire.
You may recall our FIRST WAVE of endorsements were familiar champions to our community. Our SECOND WAVE introduced you to established members of Congress who are key to future ocean legislation, and new to Ocean Champions. As a bonus, we mixed in a couple new champions, campaigning in tight races this election.
All of our endorsements share a strong commitment to protecting our oceans, and working with Ocean Champions, like you, to make ocean health a priority in Congress.
Electing Congressional champions is one of the most powerful things you can do to protect the oceans. It's never been more important to elevate healthy oceans as a priority at the highest Congressional level. Please donate today and ensure that we elect and keep Ocean Champions in Congress. Together, we can protect our oceans for the generations to come. Please join today!
For the oceans,
The Ocean Champions Team
P.S. We invite you to join the conversation about our recent endorsements and other issues pertaining to healthy oceans at the Ocean Champions blog.
Why Are Ocean Champions Endorsements So Important?
When you consider that more than 53% of our nation's population resides on a highly abused 17% of our coasts, and only 5% of our nations political leadership champion ocean health; we think it's important to get more Ocean Champions elected.
Ocean Champions endorsements help to elect ocean-conscious Congressional leadership that will better represent our needs. Our Congressional Champions work to protect waterways while recognizing the direct effect of the oceans' health on our families' health.
Our endorsements provide:
Campaign Funding- through Ocean Champions PAC.
Independent Campaigning - our unique 501(c)(4) structure positions us as the only ocean group that directly works to elect (and sometimes to defeat) members of Congress. In 2006 we played a major role in getting rid of "Ocean Enemy #1", Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Ca.), by funding a door-to-door canvas in his district.
Social Networking Support - (YAY YOU!) Last year, you and your friends sent thousands of letters and calls of support to Ocean Champions Representatives and candidates who are working to move healthy ocean policy into action. There is power in your voice.
Campaign Insight - Our unique bipartisan approach provides incredible social and scientific insight to members on both sides of the aisle.
With what is shaping up to be one of the most important election years of an era-it's never been more important to elect Ocean Champions who better represent our needs.
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