Standing Up For Boaters

1. You Boat and You Vote. Let people know, whenever itís appropriate.

2. Not only do we vote, we are more likely to vote than many other sectors of the general population. This means that we can have serious clout even though the majority of the population may not be boaters.

3. Consider boating issues along with all the other issues to be considered as you decide for whom to vote.

4. In your community work with people who know the numbers as to the economic contribution of boaters. Often this is huge and not realized by the general public. Get the facts out.

5. Attend public hearings and send your comments or opinions when requested in regard to such items as new Coast Guard regulations or bridge restrictions.

6. Join BoatUS if you havenít already done so. Keep up with whatís happening. The BoatUS site will help you with this. For example, check out the Government Affairs section on the BoatUS site and the East Coast Alerts section under our cruising log section of the BoatUS site. Let the BoatUS officers know your concerns by letters and emails.

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Boating and water sports involve risk. Any comments herein should be followed at your own risk. You assume all responsibility for risk or injury to yourself or others. Any person or entity that uses this information in any way, as a condition of that use, agrees to waive and does waive and also hold authors harmless from any and all claims which may arise from or be related to that use.

Copyright 2004-2010 Tom Neale

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