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April 2020

COVID-19 & The Environment: Public Health is Under Attack

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Via Zoom and Facebook Live

COVID-19 has caused a public health crisis, but it has also brought to light the health disparities that many of our Michigan communities have already been facing for decades. During this unprecedented and difficult time, the federal government is exacerbating these concerns  by suspending the enforcement of environmental rules and regulations, putting critical functions like water and air monitoring to a halt and giving polluters the green light to wreak havoc on our land, air and water without consequence. Join…

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Welcome to Michigan LCV: Voting Rights and fighting climate change during COVID-19

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Via Zoom and Facebook Live

This event is part of our bi-monthly orientation for volunteers hosted by our Political and Outreach Team. Join us for a webinar for folks interested in getting involved in the environmental movement. We’ll discuss the importance of voting and absentee voting information as well as how the fight against climate change continues amidst COVID-19.  This event will include the following featured speakers: Andrew Sarpolis, Sierra Club - The Coronavirus and effects on climate change Clare Allenson, MLCV Civic Engagement -…

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Maintaining Democracy in Times of Crisis

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Via Zoom and Facebook Live

As we saw in the recent Wisconsin election, our right to vote is more important than ever and is being challenged by leaders who are using any means possible to keep citizens from the polls. Our democracy should be just that: OURS. Asking that people risk their health to vote is not acceptable. Join us for an online discussion on why maintaining the pillars of our democracy during a time of crisis is critical. This webinar will feature the following…

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COVID-19’s Economic crisis: What are the anticipated short and long term impacts from an environmental lens?

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Via Zoom and Facebook Live

COVID-19 is having and will continue to have significant impacts to our economy. In this webinar, we will dig into questions around how the crisis will affect our state's plans for the future and how priorities might shift. We'll discuss impacts to the state budget, staffing at key state agencies, impacts to elections and climate resiliency planning. Featuring: State Rep. Joe Tate  State Rep. Donna Lasinski State Rep. Scott VanSingel You can view a recording of the event here. 

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PFAS and Public Health: Prioritizing Clean, Safe Drinking Water

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Via Zoom and Facebook Live

PFAS has a direct impact on our public health. Addressing the issue must stay a priority during COVID-19. We know PFAS contamination is linked to a myriad of cancers, making it more difficult for those afflicted to overcome a virus like COVID-19. Clean, safe water is directly linked to public health. Join us as we discuss how to ensure our decision-makers continue to prioritize our contaminated water. Featuring: Lisa Wozniak, Michigan LCV Tony Spaniola, Need Our Water (NOW), Oscoda Sandy…

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How Michigan Wins The Climate Crisis: The Three Things Our State Needs To Do Now

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Via Zoom and Facebook Live

This virtual event is part of our bi-monthly Political & Outreach orientations bringing together member activists in our anchor regions to discuss changes to upcoming elections amid the coronavirus pandemic and what that means for all of us, and how we educate our friends, family and neighbors. We'll be discussing three things our state must do to do our part in tackling the climate crisis.  To RSVP for this meeting, please email [email protected]

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May 2020

Continuing the Fight for Clean Water During Covid-19

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our water and our health are intimately linked. And in Michigan, surrounded by 90% of the nation’s freshwater. It’s part of who we are. Join team Michigan LCV along with special guests Congressman Dan Kildee and National LCV Deputy Legislative Director Madeline Foote for a webinar covering the most pressing issues facing our Great Lakes and drinking water, from funding water infrastructure, PFAS, and rising lake levels, to Flint and water shut offs. You can view a recording of the…

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Volunteer Orientation: “Know it Before You Throw it: Recycling Best Practices and Covid-19”

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Volunteer Orientation: “Know it Before You Throw it: Recycling Best Practices and Covid-19” A P&O bi-weekly orientation aimed at bringing together member activists in our anchor regions to discuss changes to upcoming elections amid the coronavirus pandemic and what that means for all of us, and how we educate our friends, family and neighbors. This week, we will be joined by Spokesperson and Public Information Officer at Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Jill Greenberg, to learn more…

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Faces of the Frontlines: An inside look into frontline workers’ daily experiences during COVID-19

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The heroes of this pandemic risk their safety daily. We want to make sure some of our most vulnerable Michiganders are able to share their experience with you! Join Michigan LCV Executive Director Lisa Wozniak,  U.S. Senator Gary Peters and frontline workers for an in-depth discussion! You can view a recording of the webinar here. 

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Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities: How we got here & how to close the gap

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The numbers don’t lie. Forty percent of the deaths from COVID-19 are African Americans in Michigan, despite African Americans making up 13.6% of the state's population and something must be done! Join Michigan LCV Executive Director Lisa Wozniak for a conversation with the chair of the Task Force, Lt. Governor Gilchrist, Environmental Justice organizer with the Sierra Club Justin Onwenu and longtime Environmental Justice advocate Theresa Landrum as we dive into the factors that got us here and how the…

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