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Ocean Champions: Political Champions for Ocean Conservation

Dear Friend,

Last week Ocean Champions hosted fundraisers for two of our endorsed Senate champions, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME).  We’re excited to report that both were incredibly successful!  Thanks to support from many of you we were able to meet our fundraising goals and deliver over $20,000 to each Senator!  Both Senators were thrilled with the events as well as with the amount of money raised.

Delivering over $40,000 to two Senators in two days qualifies as big time in Washington D.C., and it showed each Senator that the ocean community is ready to help the Members of Congress who work for healthy oceans.  This is important, because pushing ocean conservation initiatives can cost them votes back home, and our financial support helps them beat the candidates who attack their pro-ocean decisions.

This support also rewards two Senators who consistently work across Party lines to get things done.  Senator Whitehouse launched and leads the Senate Ocean Caucus, formed to enable bipartisan collaboration on ocean issues.  Senator Snowe often works with Democrats, and this year is cosponsoring the National Endowment for the Oceans (NEO) with Senator Whitehouse, and is sponsoring a bill to fight Harmful Algal Blooms and dead zones with fellow ocean champ Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL).

We thought the events had great energy, with thoughtful questions and good conversation, and we couldn't be happier with the results.  Thanks again to all of you who contributed, and for your commitment to building political power for the oceans in Washington, D.C.

For the oceans,

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

Mike Dunmyer
Executive Director

P.S. Help build a more pro-ocean Congress by donating to Ocean Champions today!

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