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Ocean Champions: Political Champions for Ocean Conservation

Dear Friend,

With the 2012 election rapidly approaching, a feisty, defiant air permeated the otherwise relaxed atmosphere of our annual reception at Sonoma restaurant. Wave after wave of champions mingled and spoke, and by the end of the evening, 20 ocean leaders had made the case that America’s decisions this November will have a huge impact on future ocean health.  Thank you to all of our friends that supported and attended last Wednesday evening!

A school of ocean activists

OC Board of Directors & Staff

David Helvarg, Wendy Benchley, Rob Moir and Tia Andrew
Photos courtesy of Doug DeMark

Our work to elect 40 ocean champions in November showed, as many of our recently endorsed candidates came and addressed the crowd. A common theme of "taking back our Congress for the oceans" developed; spoken by great champions in tough races needing the ocean community’s support…

Congresswoman Lois Capps Congressman John Garamendi Melissa Moss, David Klipstein, Congressman John Garamendi, David Wilmot, Holly Page
Photos courtesy of Doug DeMark

… and by new faces, vying to turn a "polluter seat" into a champions home…

U.S. House Candidate Scott Peters Congressman Martin Heinrich Senator Debbie Stabenow addresses the crowd
Photos courtesy of Doug DeMark

… from senior leaders…

Congressman Jim Moran Congressman Norm Dicks Senator Ben Cardin
Photos courtesy of Doug DeMark

… to rising stars:

Senator Mark Begich

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
Photos courtesy of Doug DeMark

The message was loud and clear. Elections matter for our oceans, and this November will matter a lot. Will you Vote the Ocean?

Congressman Sam Farr

Congresswoman Donna Edwards Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
Photos courtesy of Doug DeMark

Thank You,

David, Mike, Chris and the entire Ocean Champions team

P.S. If you run into any of these Members, be sure to thank them for attending our event at Sonoma, and for fighting for our oceans: Senators Mark Begich (AK), Ben Cardin (MD), Debbie Stabenow (MI), Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1), Lois Capps (CA-24), Kathy Castor (FL-14), Norm Dicks (WA-6), Donna Edwards (MD-4), Sam Farr (CA-20), Chaka Fattah (PA-2), John Garamendi (CA-3), Martin Heinrich (NM), Leonard Lance (NJ-7), Ed Markey (MA-5), Jerry McNerney (CA-9), Jim Moran (VA-8), Chellie Pingree (ME-1), Niki Tsongas (MA-3), and candidate Scott Peters (CA-52)

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