Alaska Hosts NASC Executive Council Mid-Year Meeting
WASHINGTON, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses Executive Council met last week in Anchorage, Alaska for its annual mid-year meeting to review the 2009 legislative sessions and plan for the 2009 Annual Meeting.
“We have set a very good agenda for the annual meeting that will be beneficial to the network of caucuses on current legislative issues, and we were also introduced to the great Alaska outdoors by their outstanding sportsmen’s caucus,” said Mike Pitts, NASC Executive Council President.
Executive Council members, including President Rep. Mike Pitts of South Carolina, Immediate Past President Sen. John Astle of Maryland, Sen. Dan Gibbs of Colorado, Rep. Jason Brown of Missouri, Rep. Robin Webb of Kentucky, Rep. Mike Burris of Arkansas, as well as Alaska hosts Rep. John Harris and Rep. Craig Johnson, and Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation President Jeff Crane, CSF Board Members Kevin O’Donovan and Phil Morlock, and NASC State Caucus Managers Bethany Erb and Jennifer Lundy, reflected on legislative trends, reviewed issue briefs and defined topics for the 2009 Annual Meeting to be held later this year.
“These meetings play a critical role in planning and communication efforts which are vital to the ability of NASC to keep the various state caucuses engaged and informed on key legislative issues for the fishing and hunting community,” said CSF Board Member Phil Morlock. “The non-partisan dedication of the members of the NASC Executive Council is extraordinary, and under the leadership of Rep. Pitts the approach they maintain is an example of what can be accomplished when the common interests of hunters and anglers are the first priority.”
The Executive Council discussed laying the groundwork to advance major issues that impact hunters, anglers and conservationists at the state and national level. Attendees also learned about the many outdoor activities available to visitors of Alaska.
“We continue to have excellent opportunities to provide assistance to the state caucuses, arming them to make a big difference at the state level on a variety of issues,” said Bethany Erb, State Caucus Manager.
“Being able to interact and have in-depth discussions with legislative leaders like those who serve on the EC is invaluable to legislators in developing legislation to benefit sportsmen at home,” said Jennifer Lundy, State Caucus Manager.
The mid-year meeting was sponsored by: Glacier BrewHouse, Eddie Grasser, Budweiser, Shimano, and Shell Oil.
We can have the best wildlife habitat imaginable and a record number of people who buy fishing and hunting licenses, but it won’t matter if misguided laws and regulations are made at the federal and state levels that negatively impact our outdoor traditions. Keeping sportsmen’s issues front and center is what the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation does. Day in and day out, our sole focus is on providing a voice for sportsmen in the political arena. Serving as the first line of defense in protecting America’s outdoor traditions as well as promoting the sportsmen’s agenda through the collective muscle of sportsmen’s caucuses.