Randy Sturgill, Campaign organizer for Southeastern U.S.
Campaign Organizer, Climate & Energy - Southeastern U.S.
I was born and raised in a rural area thirty miles south of Raleigh, NC, where the largest body of water is the mighty Cape Fear River that divides the county. My first visit to the Atlantic Ocean came at around the age of four with my parents vacationing on Holden Beach, a barrier island on the southeastern coast of North Carolina. As far back as I can remember, I have loved all things ocean! Growing up, I was at the beach every weekend possible, boating, fishing, and hanging out with friends and family who were, like me, hypnotized by the Atlantic’s unspoiled beauty. I now live 125 miles down that river, near where it spills into the Atlantic, on Oak Island, NC.
These pristine waters that I grew up in, that my children grew up in, and now my grandchildren are growing up in, are under attack like at no time in history.
We must do all we can to preserve our spectacular Atlantic waters and our global waters. We must do all that is humanly possible to stop those who wish to leave our oceans a decimated ecosystem.
As a Political Activist, my most recent experience comes from the candidate-political side of building a grassroots, boots-on-the-ground campaign. I wake daily with that winning sprit, now focused on saving our oceans. There is no trophy for second place in politics as there is none for our oceans! We must win!
I am truly honored to be a part of Oceana’s grassroots Campaign, a high energy field operations component of our campaign to stop expanded offshore oil and gas drilling and to promote offshore wind energy. I am committed to building an effective grassroots volunteer campaign in an effort to build public engagement on offshore drilling and renewable energy.