Illinois Boater’s Assoc proposes Illinois Boater’s Bill of Rights

Thursday, August 14, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous

Last evening, August, 13 2014, in its monthly Executive Board of Directors meeting, the Illinois Boaters Association approved its first draft of a proposed Illinois Boater’s Bill of Rights.  As Executive Director of the Illinois Boaters Association and our Boaters Are Voters political action committee (PAC),  I am honored to present our first draft of our proposed Bill of Rights for the Illinois Boater:

Proposed Illinois Boater’s Bill of Rights – August 2014

The Illinois Boaters Association needs your voice and support.  Truly, we are your voice in the boating community. Please visit for more information and to join!

You can download a PDF of our proposed Illinois Boater’s Bill of rights here: Draft Illinois Boaters Bill of Rights

Illinois-Boaters-Association-Working LOGO As many of you know, the Illinois Boaters Association and our Boaters Are Voters PAC is a non-partisan, issued based grass-roots initiative.  Your can read an exhibit laden history of our first year here.

The Illinois Boaters Association’s core and established mission is three-fold.

1. Advocacy – We are a unified voice of the boating community.  We work with elected officials at all levels in Illinois to promote intelligent, fair, and reasonable boating related legislation.

2. Education – We seek a safe boating experience for all and believe that an educated boater is a safer boater.

3. Celebration – Illinois has mile upon mile of majestic navigable bodies of water from Lake Michigan and the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, to the Chain O’Lakes and thousands of miles in-between.  We celebrate our natural treasure and promote its enjoyment.

Boaters Are Voters Endorsement of Illinois Politicians


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The Illinois Boaters Association seeks to educate and endorse those politicians running for various offices in Illinois.  In the past we have used a questionnaire, but for the indefinite future and certainly through the fall 2014 General Election, it is our position that the Illinois Boaters Association and our Boaters Are Voters PAC will endorse any candidate for office that submits to us on campaign letterhead or via email from their campaign that they endorse the strong consideration, debate of, and the eventual implementation of our proposed Illinois Boater’s Bill of Rights.

As our PAC name suggests, Boaters Are Voters.  Ours is a an exceptionally diverse group of all walks of life who come together in our common passion for spending time on or near the waters of Illinois.  Our proposed Illinois Boater’s Bill of Rights is reasonable and sadly, a necessary codification of freedoms Illinois boaters should enjoy on the waters of Illinois.

Any candidate seeking endorsement, need only communicate in writing or via email to the Illinois Boaters Association.  All of our contact information can be found here.

Together, we have already helped shape the laws that affect boating in Illinois.  Let your local town, county, and Springfield know that Boaters Are Voters!

Boaters Are Voters Aug 29 2013

You can find David Zipp, the Executive Directors Blog post at for more information

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