And you have to go around more than once to get it tight.
Yes of course that’s a metaphor too
Like Estragon and Vladimir we tend to wait for that one person, or event, or group to come along and save our industry, bad news, who ever we’re waiting ain’s showing up.
So it’s up to us, all of us, to save the U.S. Flag Merchant Marine.
To move the politicians we you need one of two things, money or numbers, and to get numbers we’ll need more than just ourselves.
The public must be educated, do people think the Jones Act is an archaic law that makes Puerto Rico poor, or do they see it as a labor law that protects U.S. workers from unfair foreign competition?
Do people around you understand the importance of the merchant marine in defense?
Salvatore R. Mercogliano made a great step here with an editorial in the Navy Times (https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/05/14/op-ed-the-merchant-marine-americas-fourth-arm-of-defense/)
I suggest taking advantage of any and every opening, most of us cannot get an editorial published, but we can respond to comments, even (perhaps especially in your local “alt” weekly
But beyond all that, look for any opening to advertise the merchant marine, recommend Rose George’s book, try and get local papers to write positive stories about us, anything positive will help
I’m willing to wager that there are a lot of people in Utah who would support us, if the understood the issues, imagine how Sen Mike Lee might react if he got a few hundred letters from voters in Utah opposing his plan to repeal the Jones Act?