Sea Trial The New BoatUS Advocacy Tool

By Morgan Neuhoff

Learn which of the many new state boating laws across the country may directly affect you.

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All politics are local, so they say. While BoatUS Government Affairs is always involved in federal legislation and regulations that matter to boaters and boating, there's a new way available for recreational boaters who want to follow pending state legislation. Our new online State Action Alerts Advocacy Tool tracks bills relevant to recreational boating by state, providing a simple and effective way to stay informed on upcoming legislation and alerts that matter to boaters.

Our Government Affairs team combs through pending bills in all state legislatures so you can see what might be in the pipeline for your local waters. Visit the Advocacy Tool, select your state, and sign up for Action Alerts, and we'll let you know by email when there may be a bill in your state that matters to you. The website also lets you read the complete bill and see its status. The Government Affairs staff suggests you visit the site regularly so you can monitor your specific state and also let them know if there's a particular issue you'd like them to know more about.

If you want to know what's happening on the larger national issues, sign up for our Federal Action Alerts. BoatUS closely follows federal legislation and regulations that matter to boating. Through the Federal Action Alert tool, you'll know if there's need for action on a particular bill that would impact boating on a national scale.

BoatUS represents you and more than a half-million other dues-paying members to Congress and the administration. Combined with our new state resources, the collective voice of boaters is profoundly magnified, giving you the chance to have your voice heard in when boating issues are being debated. Our Government Affairs team knows that the key to affecting change is knowing who your elected representatives are and knowing how to contact them. The website also has a Find your Elected Officials search box, which will give you a complete list of contact information for federal, state, and local elected officials so you can speak directly to policymakers to express your views.

Visit the BoatUS Advocacy Tool today! 

— Published: February 2018

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