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Our collective voice is the most powerful tool there is to save the Bay and its rivers and streams. Join us in our fight for clean water.

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    Send a message to your representative, sign a petition, and raise your voice for clean water!

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    Voices for Clean Water

    Stories of advocates throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed raising their voice for clean water.

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    Tools & Resources

    Everything you need to raise your voice for the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

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What decisionmakers are saying about your voices' impact…

Legislators appreciate hearing from constituents. We might not always agree with your position on an issue, but we will listen and hopefully in some cases can find common ground on which to build consensus. We value your input and perspective.

—Delegate Tony Wilt (VA-26)

It's important to make your voices known to your elected officials. Building relationships with them and stressing YOUR INTEREST in the benefits of clean water can BE HELPFUL when they face tough decisions ON RELATED ISSUES.

—Senator Emmett Hanger (VA-24) [emphasis his]

I want to hear from my constituents because they know best what is happening in their neighborhoods, and that helps me make well-informed policy decisions.

—Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, (MD-15)

Elected leaders want to hear from you! That is why we ran for office. Citizen advocacy is an essential part of making good policy at all levels of government. By taking the time to understand how the process works and developing relationships with your legislators, you have the power to turn your passion into action.

—Delegate David Bulova, (VA-37)

It is an honor serving in Annapolis, and hearing from constituents is very important because I'm only in Annapolis to work for them and represent their interests.

—Delegate Carl Anderton, Jr., (MD-38B)

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