In 2017-2018 our electoral work is more important than ever. There are currently 70 champions serving in the 115th Congress and while they’re doing great work, the anti-environmental tone of the broader Congress shows that they need more help. As the only ocean group to engage politically, we intend to deliver that help by working to elect more champions in 2018! We’ll defend our existing champions and will identify, evaluate and support the best new ocean candidates. Sign up for our email list to keep up to date as we roll out endorsements, and watch our website, Facebook and Twitter pages for more details.
Ocean Champions mission is to build the political power necessary to ensure thriving oceans and coasts. Our approach is to participate fully in the political process using a full complement of electoral and legislative tools to support endorsed champions and defeat bad candidates, including but not limited to PAC giving, advertising, polling, education, voter ID and “get out the vote” campaigns.
|2004||11||3||79%||– Helped elect 2 new Members|
|2006||16||4||80%||– Defeated Ocean Enemy #1, Richard Pombo|
|2008||28||6||82%||– 6 Committee / Subcommittee Chairs
– 6 new Members (3 House, 3 Senate)
|2010||23||7||77%||– 11 Committee / Subcommittee Chairs
– Beat Pombo again!
|2012||43||3||93%||– 8 new Congressmen, 3 new Senators
– Ocean champions occupy almost 1/5 of the Senate
|2014||54||5||92%||-Defeated Ocean Enemy #1 Steve Southerland!|
|2016||51||6||89%||-14 new champions including 8 new members to Congress (6 House, 2 Senate)|
|Total||226||34||87%||– 71 champions serving in the 115th Congress|
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