Our few days in New Jersey were marked by a vast improvement in the weather, as well as a series of congressional visits.
On Wednesday we visited both Senator Menendez and Senator Lautenberg's offices. SoS staffer Gilly Lyons came along for and we had great meetings with both staffs. Senator Menendez's office was a little busy, and didn't have a chance to come down to see Fin, but we thank them for taking a little time out to talk to us.
Senator Lautenberg's staff, however was much more intrigued by the fish, and much of the office came out for a photo.
Again we thank both staffs for their time and two great meetings. We hope both Senators will continue to be important allies and leaders for Pacific Salmon.
In the afternoon we headed down to Princeton, NJ to meet with Rep. Rush Holt's staff. We chatted with Lexi from the district office and are glad she had a chance to take a picture with Fin.
On Thursday we headed to the Jersey Shore for a visit with Rep. Pallone's staff. We had a great meeting there, and since Rep Pallone has many fisherman in his district, he and his staff are very supportive of our efforts. Again, we want to send a big thank you to Rep. Pallone for his past efforts for saving Pacific Salmon, and look forward to future leadership.