Have you seen the news of red tides plaguing Florida? The toxic algae bloom is killing dolphins, manatees, turtles, fish, making breathing difficult for locals, and driving beach lovers away. A state of emergency has been declared in Florida.
Senator Bill Nelson has been a leading champion in the Senate to address the scourge of toxic algae. He is exactly the type of ocean champion we have to make sure gets reelected in November, to continue tackling all of the mounting issues facing our ocean.
And we can’t forget about our champions in the House too. Florida champions are facing their primary election next Tuesday, August 28th. Here is a reminder of who to vote for when you vote the ocean next week. In particular we want to highlight Congressman Darren Soto (FL-9). He needs our help right now before the primary.
Senator Bill Nelson
Statement from Senator Nelson: “It is important we all work to combat threats to our environment and our way of life – our state’s lifeblood. The toxic algae and red tides are a reminder of the results of what happens when our most precious resources are not protected.”
Congressman Darren Soto
Statement from Congressman Soto: “From the Atlantic to the Gulf and our rivers and lakes, Florida is defined by our waters and we need to protect them. I’m honored to have the support of Ocean Champions as we fight together to stop polluters and clean up our waters. Ocean Champions understands the big picture, that our oceans and waterways are connected, and protecting and restoring them is a global priority that requires American leadership. I could not pass laws to prevent foreign oil spills, protect the Kissimmee River, and save Marlins and other billfish without the support of advocates like Ocean Champions. And when the Blue Wave crests in November, we’ll be able to do even more together!”
Thank you for supporting Ocean Champions and ocean champions in Congress!
Vote The Ocean,
The Ocean Champions Team