And The Big Waves Just Keep Rolling In!
Today, we edge a bit closer to the final wave in what has been an exciting set of endorsements. New to Ocean Champions, these candidates share a strong commitment to protecting our oceans and elevating ocean health as a priority in Congress. House Candidates: Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Christine Jennings (D-FL), and Senate Candidate Kay Hagan (D-NC) further compliment our previous three waves of endorsements.
In their own words, they share the vision of a healthier planet:
Christine Jennings: "The environment is critical to our economy, our health and our lifestyle. I will oppose any effort by the big oil companies to drill off Florida's coast and will fight for tougher environmental standards to ensure that our air and water are protected. I will also work for more funding for Red Tide research and Everglades restoration."
Chellie Pingree: "We have a unique opportunity to take concrete steps to protect and preserve the environment. We just need to show the political will to take advantage of it."
Kay Hagan: "I'm proud to be endorsed by Ocean Champions and look forward to working with them in the Senate. North Carolina's coast is both a treasured possession and an economic boon, and it's of the utmost importance to me that we protect and preserve it for generations to come. I also believe we need to encourage water conservation and invest in environmentally responsible hydropower, as well as promote research into renewable resources such as wave and tidal energy which could help us reduce our dependence on foreign oil and help prevent further global warming."
As we draw closer to these 'nail biting' elections, in such critical regions--it's never been more important to send ocean-friendly candidates to Congress. NOW is the time to donate to ensure the election of ocean champions. We must work even harder than ever at protecting the oceans for the generations to come. Please invite your friends, who share in the vision of healthy oceans for their children, to join us in this fight.
For the oceans,
The Ocean Champions Team
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