Grassroots Voice of Anglers, Hunters, Trappers, and Conservationists Backs District 3
(9/18/13 Belmar, NJ) — Senate President Steve Sweeney, along with Assemblyman John Burzichelli, and Assemblywoman Celeste Riley, have won the endorsement of the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance (NJOA), the grassroots organization that represents the interests of anglers, hunters, environmental stewards, and other outdoor enthusiasts across the state.
“Sportsmen and women can’t fish or hunt with polluted habitat, whether the habitat is water or land. Senator Sweeney has a proven track record of supporting environmental stewardship and ensuring access to fish, game, and our state’s many natural resources. So, too, do Assemblyman Burzichelli and Assemblywoman Riley. That’s why we support Sweeney, Burzichelli, and Riley in District 3,” said Anthony Mauro, Chair and Cofounder of the NJOA. “NJOA is proud to continue its support of these legislators because of their long history of supporting outdoor interests. They have consistently sought out commonsense solutions for the challenges facing our state, and that includes protecting the rights and values of all outdoor enthusiasts.”
“I’m honored to have the support of the hundreds of thousands of residents across the state that enjoy the outdoors, while recognizing the important environmental contributions made by sportsmen and women,” said Sweeney. “The New Jersey Outdoor Alliance understands that the interests of outdoor sports enthusiasts aren’t narrow, and that protecting the rights of those who fish and hunt goes hand-in-hand with protecting New Jersey’s diverse natural environment.”
Assemblyman Burzichelli stated, “I’ve enjoyed supporting our state residents in their desire for healthy natural resources and access to them, this not only benefits all New Jerseyeans, it also makes for good public policy.” Assemblywoman Riley agreed, “The sportsmen and women are hands-on when it comes to wanting wholesome fish and game. So, it only makes sense that one of their priorities is to protect these wildlife resources and the habitats that sustain them.”
NJOA is an organization of conservationists, which includes freshwater and saltwater anglers, hunters, trappers, foresters, and scuba divers, all of whom are dedicated to protecting the environment while enjoying outdoor sports and recreation. It is reported that there are approximately 800,000 New Jersey residents that participate in fishing and hunting.
According to its mission, the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance serves as a grassroots coalition of outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen dedicated to the conservation of natural resources and environmental stewardship.