Tony Pastore from Surfrider SLO (far right) along with 170 folks from ocean and environmental advocacy groups spent February 20 lobbying legislators, aides, and other officials in Sacramento.

There were approximately 150 meetings held by teams of advocates who pressed for passage of pending legislation covering: offshore oil and gas, micro-fiber plastics, smoking ban on state beaches, surfing as California’s state sport, tethering of plastic bottled beverage caps, and more.

Without a doubt we made a significant impact.

Your voice is critical to influence lawmakers. Don’t be afraid to speak up!