When Dana Nessel was sworn in as Michigan’s Attorney General in January of 2019, an era of overdue reform and renewed advocacy for the people of Michigan began. For years before, the Attorney General’s office had largely served to protect corporate interests at the expense of Michigan residents and the natural resources on which we all rely.
"My name is Erik McCleary, I’m the Southeast Michigan Program Organizer for Clean Water Action. We represent over 135,000 Michigan residents who value our Great Lakes and don’t want to see them continue to be put at risk for an oil company’s profits."
We’re sharing our history and journey with the people who have joined us along the way as we worked to protect clean water through #CleanWater50Stories. Meet Michigan Senator Jeff Irwin, a long time champion on protecting the health of Michigan's water, environment, and communities.
For our #CleanWater50 Stories series, Audrey Gerard shares her memories and thoughts on her time working at our Ann Arbor, MI office - the beginning of her career as an activist and advocate - and the lasting impacts and lessons learned.