Ocean Champions, a 501(c)(4) organization, with a connected political action committee Ocean Champions PAC, is the first national organization of its kind focused solely on oceans and ocean wildlife. Ocean Champions mission is to build the political power necessary to ensure thriving oceans and coasts. Our goal is to develop a broad, bipartisan base of supporters from which to cultivate political champions for ocean conservation in the U.S. Congress and in key states. Ultimately, the aim is to create a political environment where protecting and restoring the oceans is a priority of federal and state governments.
|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|
Since 2004, Ocean Champions has spent over $1.6 million on elections. This has helped us elect 100 different Members, senior leaders and first time candidates alike. Our electoral engagement, combined with a pragmatic, politically savvy approach to legislative advocacy has earned us a strong reputation on Capitol Hill, and has translated into a growing list of successful policy victories:
Your support of Ocean Champions helps ensure that we can keep working to build political champions for the oceans, so we can all enjoy pristine beaches, clean ocean waters, and abundant fish and wildlife for generations to come. Join Ocean Champions today.
The Ocean Conservation Intern/Volunteer Position is designed to introduce college-level individuals to working in the non-profit political sector of ocean conservation. To view the full job description, click here.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a brief description of why you are interested in this position to: firstname.lastname@example.org