The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce the addition of the bipartisan Massachusetts House Sportsmen’s Caucus – chaired by Representatives Anne Gobi and David Vieira – to the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC). With the addition of the Massachusetts Caucus, the NASC network now includes legislative sportsmen’s caucuses in 44 states, with a combined membership of over 2,000 legislators.
Caucus Co-Chair Representative David Vieira stated, “The Massachusetts House Sportsmen’s Caucus is proud to be affiliated with the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses. Together, working with the members of our Caucus and the Massachusetts Sportsmen’s Council, I look forward to building an even stronger voice to advocate for the rights of Massachusetts’ sportsmen and women and other conservationists with a shared interest in protecting and enhancing our natural resources and our Second Amendment rights.””
State sportsmen’s caucuses play a critical role in advancing the voice of sportsmen and women in state legislatures by elevating the concerns at the state level, and by creating more opportunities for educating and receiving input from sportsmen and women on issues affecting hunting, angling, recreational shooting, trapping, and other conservation issues.
“”I am pleased to join my House Co-Chair, Representative Dave Vieira to have Massachusetts included in the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses,” said Caucus Co-Chair Representative Anne Gobi. “Our members continue to advocate for the rights of sportsmen and women and this partnership will assist our efforts.””
Staffed through CSF and guided by an Executive Council, NASC provides a host of services and facilitates communication between and among sportsmen’s caucuses throughout the nation. 2014 marks the 10th Anniversary of NASC; over the past decade, NASC has more than doubled in size and has become the most effective and recognized group of pro-sportsmen legislators in the nation.
For more information on the Massachusetts House Sportsmen’s Caucus or the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses, please contact Brent Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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