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Are You a Disenfranchised Voter? Redeem Yourself with BoatUS Foundation Boating Grassroots Grants

Photo Caption: North OKC Bassmasters of Norman, OK used grant funds to produce and install 20 signs encouraging boaters to wear life jackets.
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ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 12, 2011 – They are disillusioned with political parties and unwilling to go to the polls. However, there is one place where a disenfranchised voter can redeem themselves by having their vote count: by voting for their favorite local boating safety or clean water grant proposal posted online at the BoatUS Foundation’s Facebook site at

Of the 17 grant proposals listed, those with the most votes by midnight on June 13, 2011, will have their projects funded with a grant of up to $4,000 each from the BoatUS Foundation Boating Grassroots Grants program. Boaters can vote for their favorite projects once a day until voting closes.
In the last 23 years, the Foundation has awarded over $1 million to organizations that have developed creative projects to promote safe and clean boating on their local waterways.
“Literally each vote counts with our Grassroots Grants Program,” said BoatUS Foundation Program Manager Alanna Keating. “So forget the national politics for a moment and come to our Facebook page or website where your vote will really make a difference to these local communities.”
About the BoatUS Foundation:
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Funded primarily by the half-million members of BoatUS, it provides innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America's waterways and keeping boating safe for all. To make a tax-deductible donation to this 501(c)(3) nonprofit, go to