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Support the Jones Act!
The Issue

June 5 is the 100th anniversary of the Jones Act— the law that requires that vessels moving cargo between U.S. ports be American built, American owned and American crewed—is fundamental to our domestic maritime industry.  You no doubt know that there was significant turnover in Congress in the last election and many new members need to learn about the Jones Act, its importance to America and it relevance to their constituents.  This becomes even more critical when one considers that there are well-funded groups working hard today, advocating for repeal of the Jones Act. 

The Jones Act helps support nearly 650,000 jobs across America, with an annual economic impact of more than $150 billion. More importantly to the nation as a whole, the law provides important national, homeland, and economic security benefits. We all should be proud of the contributions we make to our nation under the Jones Act.  

The Solution

We need to build grassroots support for the Jones Act to support the thousands of workers involved in a critical national security field, and support important domestic shipping capacity. We want Americans to tell their elected officials the Jones Act is important, and we need your help.

As part of a national campaign in support of the Jones Act on its 100th year anniversary, many organizations are taking action together and asking people to take a minute to contact your Members of Congress and let them know you support the Jones Act.

Why you should take action

Attacks on the Jones Act hurt national security by damaging American shipping, adding burdens to those protecting homeland security, and undermining commerce. 

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