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In This Issue
- Clean Water Action Endorses Environmental Champions - Our 2020 Candidate Endorsements
- Ask Candidates What They Will Do To Protect Our Drinking Water
- Make A Voting Plan
- Elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
- Cargill: Promises Broken, New Ones Made
- Field to Fork Campaign
- PFAS Still a Major Concern in Food Packaging
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Michigan is the Great Lakes State, and we have a unique resource in our water resources as well as a responsibility to protect our water for current and future Michiganders. Clean Water Action has over 135,000 active members in Michigan who value our Great Lakes and protection of the water resources on which we all rely.
Our current Michigan Legislative Priorities and Policy Recommendations include:
On behalf of our millions of members and supporters across the country, we write with deep concern about -- and strong opposition to -- the September 4th 2020 OMB circular M-20-34, “Training in the Federal Government,” and the related September 22nd 2020 Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.
In this issue read more about our work in Michigan to get out the vote for environmental champions, protecting our Great Lakes, updates on our Michigan legislature and endorsed candidates, our fight to shut down Line 5, how our canvass staff has shifted to organizing safely and effectively, and a recap of our 2020 Great Lakes Award Celebration.
2019 brought an increase in the pace and severity of attacks on our water — Dirty Water rollbacks that would undermine fundamental protections for our water and our health. Thanks to big changes in leadership in the U.S. House, legislative assaults in Congress have mostly abated. Thanks to the support and active involvement of our members, donors and volunteer clean water activists around the country, we’ve been able to hold the line against the worst of these attacks. We launched successful legal challenges to keep bad rules from going into effect.
September 17, 2020
The Honorable Adam Smith -- Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
The Honorable Mac Thornberry -- Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee
The Honorable James M. Inhofe -- Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services
The Honorable Jack Reed -- Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services
Unfortunately, the Clean Water Scorecard for the 116th Congress found that support for common sense protections for our health and water break down along partisan lines.