June 25, 2015

CSF Endorses Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation

New Online Advocacy System Provides Opportunities for Recreational Anglers Nationwide to Contact Their Legislators

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has endorsed the Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC), a new, intuitive online advocacy system that allows fishing enthusiasts to write, call, or send a message via twitter to their legislators through a website.  B.A.S.S. officially announced the launch of the BASC site on June 1.

“The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) would like to formally endorse Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation, and thank B.A.S.S. for their efforts to bring sportsmen and women together on the issues that are critical to recreational fishing,” said CSF President Jeff Crane. “CSF works with legislators at both the federal and state level on policies that benefit the sportsmen’s community. BASC is a step in the right direction for strengthening the voice of the saltwater and freshwater angling communities.”

By accessing BassforSalt.com, anglers can simply fill out their constituent information and contact their legislators through the method they choose. After identifying the legislators relevant to the user, BASC then automatically provides users with potential talking points for a call, a pre-written letter, or even a pre-written tweet based on the user’s preferences.

BASC provides a simple, easy-to-use tool for anglers to preserve and enhance access to our recreational fisheries while also standing up against misguided policies. As policy battles move through our Nation’s Capital, anglers and recreational fishing enthusiasts will have the ability to contact Members of Congress, the Secretary of Commerce, and even the President of the United States with the click of a mouse.  For more information, please visit BassforSalt.com or email Contact@BassforSalt.com.

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