It's been a big year for all of us - one where a foundation of great promise has been established. We worked together to help elect a wave of new ocean champions as well as some champions in key leadership positions. These Congressmen and women are preparing for a robust session that will include opportunities to pass strong ocean health legislation, and Ocean Champions is there. Ocean Champions' leadership has been camped out in Washington DC lately, meeting with transition teams, our partners in the conservation community, and members of Congress to craft strategy around key ocean health-related legislation.
Throughout 2009 we'll be working hard to move this legislation. We'll be keeping you informed each step along the way. There will be much to discuss, and much to get excited about, and we want to be speaking to the broadest audience possible. That's where you can help us. Tell your friends; tell your neighbors; tell your neighbors' friends and your friends' neighbors. Tell as many people as you can about Ocean Champions, and ask them to join the conversation by subscribing. In addition to the insights that Ocean Champions alone is uniquely able to deliver, we'll also provide you with strategically timed opportunities to tell Congress how you feel about critical ocean health issues. You will be a part of passing major ocean bills.
Together, we can speak with a single clear, credible voice. Let's make that voice as loud as possible.
For The Oceans,
David Wilmot, Ph.D.