Tomorrow across Michigan, voters will head to the polls to cast ballots for candidates that represent their values and priorities. We know that protecting the Great Lakes, our drinking water, and our communities are top priorities for you. Unfortunately, our water and public health have been held hostage by elected officials who care more about their campaign contributors than about their constituents. You can play a role in ending that tomorrow.
Voting matters. I’m writing today to remind you of tomorrow’s important primary election – and to ask that you join the tens of thousands of Clean Water Action members who have pledged to vote for our environment. You can find your polling place here and you can see a sample ballot for your precinct here.
Holding elected officials accountable is critical to ensure our democracy functions on behalf of Michigan families and our environment. That’s why we keep you informed about what folks in Lansing are doing to undermine our environment and Great Lakes.
You’ve heard from us about Attorney General Bill Schuette before. For the last seven years he has had the authority to decommission Enbridge’s dangerous, corroding Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac and has chosen not to. You’ve also heard from us about how he played politics with the Flint water crisis- challenging a court order that the state deliver water to Flint residents, while publicly supporting the water deliveries. Or maybe you remember us emailing to ask that you help hold Bill Schuette accountable for suing EPA more than any other AG in the United States. No doubt, you’ve heard us calling on him to stop putting his corporate polluter friends ahead of our air and water.
But, Bill Schuette is just one example of many in Washington and Lansing who continue to support polluting industries at the expense of their constituents and our Great Lakes. You and I both know one thing: dollars don’t vote - people do. We need you to make your voice heard and VOTE in tomorrow’s primary election.
Tomorrow you will have the opportunity to select candidates at all levels of government to continue on to the general election in November. The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. We hope you will make a plan to vote and cast your ballot for the candidates that will represent your values and priorities.
We’ll keep you informed and continue to encourage engagement at the ballot box to ensure our environment has the strongest advocates in Lansing and DC. Vote tomorrow – and be a part of keeping our Great Lakes and democracy protected.