Liz Drummond (703) 312-2880
Navy League to
Participate in 2011 Sail-in
Navy League partners
with the U.S. Maritime Coalition
ARLINGTON, Va. The Navy League of the
United States has announced its partnership with the U.S. Maritime
Coalition for this years Congressional Sail-in taking place on Capitol
Hill on May 4, 2011.
The Sail-in is an event to increase
Congressional awareness of the importance of Americas maritime industry
to the security of the United States and gain support for the programs
necessary to the success of the United States flag merchant marine and
This years Sail-in is particularly
important because of the dramatic changes to the 112th Congress and need
to inform new members. Individuals within the American maritime
industry come from across the country to Washington to participate and
inform Congressional leaders of the importance of the maritime industry to
the well-being of the United States. These meetings will educate
Members of Congress of the role the Maritime Industry plays in national
defense, overseas trade, and the sustainment of American
We had folks from 20 states, 48
congressional districts, 28 companies, 9 unions and labor organizations,
and 10 related associations, said VADM Albert J. Herberger, a former U.S.
Maritime Administrator and Navy League member. Thats a powerful message
If interested, please visit http://www.maritimeindustrysailin.com
for more information and register (at no cost) for the event.
The Navy League is a non-profit civilian
organization with more than 50,000 members worldwide whose mission for
more than 100 years has been to educate the American people and their
leaders about the enduring importance of sea power to a maritime nation,
and to support the men and women of the U.S. sea services.
For additional information, go to www.navyleague.org
or contact Liz Drummond at (703) 312-2880 or via email at ldrummond@...