but I’m going to leave this Big News on the top for a while to catch everyone’s attention! 

Ohio Senator George V. Voinovich

Ohio Senator George V. Voinovich

Tuesday, September 16, George V. Voinovich (R-OH), Ohio’s senior senator, introduced legislation (S. 3498) to extend the exemption of the Delta Queen.

In his press release, Senator Voinovich said:

“This legislation is a necessary step towards preserving the legacy of the Delta Queen. The Delta Queen continues to be a source of historic preservation and economic benefit to Ohio and many other states. I have many fond memories of spending time as a passenger on the Delta Queen and I am pleased to have this opportunity to help preserve its wonderful heritage for our children and grandchildren.”


Another great detail about the bill submission is that it is receiving bi-partisan support. Co-sponsors include the following Senators:

Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Evan Bayh (D-IN)
Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
Richard Lugar (R-IN)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Barack Obama (D-IL)
David Vitter (R-LA)
Roger Wicker (R-MS)

Now is the time to contact your Senators and encourage them to join as a co-sponsor for this legislation. If you don’t know your Senator, visit www.senate.gov. If they still need information about the Delta Queen’s safety technology and training, direct them to this link: https://deltaqueen.wordpress.com/deltaqueensafety/

Get involved. To find out how you can help CLICK HERE.

Let’s keep the momentum going!

Delta Queen supporter Barack Obama

Delta Queen supporter Barack Obama

Obama sponsors S. 3498! Contact McCain!

Presidential candidate and Illinois Senator Barack Obama has signed on as a sponsor of the Senate bill (S. 3498) submitted by George Voinovich (R-Ohio) yesterday. This gives our effort a terrific boost to have a presidential candidate as a co-sponsor.

To provide balance and continue the spirit of bi-partisan support for the Delta Queen – a National Historic Landmark – we now need to urge Presidential candidate and Arizona Senator John McCain to also join S. 3498 as a co-sponsor.  


John McCain

John McCain

As a presidential candidate, John McCain needs to hear from everyone to urge his support. Call his campaign at:
Or fax him a letter at 202-228-2862.

Call now!