NEWS from BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304
BoatUS Press Room at www.BoatUS.com
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Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
Recreational Boaters Now Have Local Lobbying Help On The Web
New Grassroots Lobbying “Tool Kit” at BoatUS.com
Boat owners have a big stake in what goes on in the community where they live and boat. Local ordinances passed in meetings that are poorly publicized or unattended by recreational boaters can have a major impact on boating. BoatU.S., the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters, believes boaters need to get involved to protect their lifestyle.
“While national associations can have a tremendous impact on Congress, local politicians want to hear from their constituents on local issues,” said Michael Sciulla, senior vice president of BoatU.S. government and public affairs.
To give boaters the tools to fight these local battles, the BoatU.S. Government Affairs team has developed the online “Grassroots Lobbying Tool Kit” at http://www.BoatUS.com/gov/toolkit
The toolkit won’t solve every issue, but it will give boaters insight on how government works and what they can do to affect change. The site includes information on local lobbying tactics, civics 101, writing to elected officials, forming coalitions and getting publicity.
BoatU.S. – Boat Owners Association of The United States – is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its 640,000 members with a wide array of consumer services including a group-rate marine insurance program that insures nearly a quarter million boats; the largest fleet of more than 500 towing assistance vessels; discounts on fuel, slips, and repairs at over 825 Cooperating Marinas; boat financing; and a subscription to BoatU.S. Magazine, the most widely read boating publication in the U.S. For membership information visit http://www.BoatUS.com or call 800-395-2628.