A critical part of the Inland Ocean Coalition’s work is connecting with legislative leaders across the nation to advance ocean conservation policies and priorities. We do this through virtual and in-person meetings with legislators and staffers, call-in days to elevate the importance of action on key ocean protection issues, and coalition-wide engagement to support a healthy future for our ocean.
Policy, legislation, and advocacy are also key avenues for giving individuals and communities the tools they need to get involved in ocean protection and to use their voices to take action on the issues they care about. We focus on legislation at the local, state, and national levels that helps protect our ocean, climate, and waterways and which shares the collective vision for a more just, equitable, and inclusive future. We empower our Ambassadors and volunteers with up-to-date legislation movement and advocacy toolkits to ensure our message is clear, concise, and well-informed.
While the ocean may not be at our doorsteps, the call to action certainly is. Our voices and visions are critical to establishing policies and laws that govern and dictate the future of our ocean planet.