Great Lakes Days 2012 got off to a great start, with more than 100 advocates visiting members of Congress from the Great Lakes states.
Here’s photographic proof that we effectively delivered our message to Congress.
Ohio seemed to have the largest delegation on Capitol Hill but the Michigan delegation seemed to visit the most Congressional offices.
Members of the Michigan delegation -- Melissa Damaschke, Tom Quail, Ankita Mandelia , Erma Leaphart-Gouch and Bob Borchak met with Rep. Sander Levin, D-Michigan. Rep. Levin is a longtime friend and defender of the Great Lakes.
The New York delegation on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
A huge group of coalition members from Ohio had a great meeting with Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. Sen. Brown has long been a strong advocate for the Great Lakes.
The Ohio delegation with Rep. Tim Ryan.
The Michigan delegation with Christopher Rackens, an aide to Rep. Dale Kildee.
The Michigan delegation also met with Michael Darnier, an aide to Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit.
Members of Save Maumee made a strong showing at Great Lakes Days.