Posted by Barbara Boxer on June 10, 2005 at 12:15:24:
Yesterday I introduced S. 1224, the "National Oceans Preservation Act of 2005," critical legislation to improve the health and governance of our oceans.
The beauty and wonder of our oceans should be a cause for celebration -- something that our children and grandchildren should have a chance to enjoy and cherish.
Instead, our oceans are facing grave threats from over-fishing, invasive species, and pollution. In fact, two independent commissions have found oceans to be in a state of crisis. My legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, meets these challenges head-on by adopting a comprehensive national approach to oceans management that will protect marine wildlife and habitat, strengthen fisheries, and reduce pollution.
But I need your help to protect our oceans. Please contact your Senators, urging them to co-sponsor S.1224, the "National Oceans Preservation Act of 2005!"
All Americans should be able to unite to protect our oceans and the communities and ecosystems they support. By reaching out to your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues, you can help us build the grassroots support we desperately need to get the job done -- for our children, grandchildren, and generations to come.
Please urge your Senators to co-sponsor this critical legislation now -- and then invite all of your friends, family neighbors and colleagues to join in our cause!
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Subject: I urge you to co-sponsor S. 1224, the "National Oceans Preservation Act of 2005"
Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],
Our oceans are in a state of crisis from over-fishing, invasive species and pollution. In fact, every eight months, nearly 11 million gallons of oil flow from American roads into our waters -- the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Senator Barbara Boxer recently introduced S. 1224, the "National Oceans Preservation Act of 2005," providing a comprehensive national approach to oceans management that will protect marine wildlife and habitat, strengthen fisheries and reduce pollution.
I urge you to co-sponsor S. 1224 today!
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