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Ocean Champions: Political Champions for Ocean Conservation

Dear Friend,

Electing ocean champions to Congress matters.  This couldn't have been any more evident than it was last Tuesday evening, where a packed house of ocean enthusiasts gathered to honor and celebrate ocean champions in Congress who produce results for ocean health. 

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Chairman Chris Van Hollen
& David Wilmot
Congressman Brian Baird
Photos courtesy of Doug DeMark

The SEAlebration buzz was palpable, and the congressional SEAlebrities certainly didn't disappoint. All spoke passionately about the ocean and what it means to be an Ocean Champion. Many spoke about ocean bills they had recently passed or were working to pass, and attendees were energized to action! We were truly honored that nine Members attended, despite the fact that most Members were still in district campaigning. We also took the opportunity to announce our endorsement of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME).

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Congressman John Garamendi
& Mike Dunmyer
Congressman Frank Pallone
Photos courtesy of Doug DeMark

We were incredibly grateful for the many ocean activists who attended, supported, and celebrated with us and our ocean champions in Congress. We aren't able to gather such an impressive group of ocean warriors all under the same roof, at the same time often enough, and we can't wait to do it again next year! Thank you to everyone who attended, supported, and joined us as we honored those working so hard to protect our beloved oceans.

Congressman Sam Farr June Barnard, Chris Laughlin
& Margo Pellegrino
Senator Whitehouse engages
with OC friends Keith Campbell
& Shari Sant Plummer
Photos courtesy of Doug DeMark

Electing ocean champions to Congress this election cycle will be critical, so be sure to stay tuned as we roll out our last few waves of endorsements. It's never been more important to elevate healthy oceans as a priority at the highest Congressional levels, and your support helps us fight for the men and women who will do so. Spread the word; tell your friends and support Ocean Champions today.

For the Oceans,

The Ocean Champions Team

P.S. Check out the 2010 DC Reception photo gallery on Facebook for more great pics!

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