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April 2020

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

April 15, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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