Michigan ranks 49th out of 50 states in terms of transparency and good governance.

A recent study from George Washington University showed that over 90% of those polled (including all political parties) supported efforts by state governments to initiate stronger standards for accountability and government transparency.

In spite of a clear consensus for reforms, few if any have moved forward in recent years. Adding insult to injury, we have severely outdated election infrastructure.

Each year, there are enormous threats to the health of Michigan’s democratic process, a process fundamental to achieving our mission.

Passing strong laws to protect our environment depends upon open and fair elections so that we can help elect pro-conservation decision-makers to office.

Michigan, should be pushing forward with smart, pragmatic policies that enrich our democratic process and ensure better outcomes for the public. It just takes political will to get the job done.

That’s where Michigan LCV comes in and that’s where YOU come in.

Blog Archives

Legislation threatening our water awaits final consideration by governor

LANSING – In the flurry of legislation adopted in the Lame Duck session, three bills that significantly threaten our Great Lakes, rivers, . . .

Michigan LCV, MEC applaud passage of solar tax reform

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters and Michigan Environmental Council today issued the following statement applauding the passage of House Bills 5143 and 5680, . . .

Michigan LCV calls on lawmakers to stop assault on our water during final week of session

Dangerous legislative proposals remain up for consideration as Legislature heads into last week of Lame Duck LANSING – The Michigan League of . . .

Michigan LCV Board to Legislature: Reject bills limiting powers of Attorney General, Secretary of State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV Board to Legislature: Reject bills limiting powers . . .

Illegal discharge of PFAS into waterways highlights need for legislative action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Illegal discharge of PFAS into waterways highlights need . . .

#OurWater Wave Washes Across Michigan, Plays Major Role In Shape Of Michigan Election

Michigan voters elect ‘Clean Water Champions’ up-and-down the ticket; demand bold action on drinking water crises Ann Arbor, MI – The Michigan . . .

Michigan LCV applauds Gretchen Whitmer victory

Ann Arbor, MI- Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) issued the following statement today as Gretchen Whitmer was . . .

#OurWaterOurVote campaign drives election, supports clean water champions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2018   Contact: Bob Allison, bob@michiganlcv.org, (313) 942-9555   #OurWaterOurVote campaign drives election, supports clean water champions . . .

Michigan LCV endorses Sam Bagenstos, Megan Cavanagh for Supreme Court

Ann Arbor, MI – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced formal endorsements of Sam Bagenstos and Megan Cavanagh . . .

EPA’s Michigan PFAS site visit continues trend of secrecy, lack of transparency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 LANSING – As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is . . .