Voters re-elect champions for our water, climate, Democracy
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after election results were announced for Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Proposal 2.
“Safe, clean drinking water and fair access to the ballot are not partisan issues, and the re-election of three women who embody these values through and through proves it,” said Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “Michiganders rejected the politics of fear and division and signaled that they want leaders like Governor Whitmer, Attorney General Nessel and Secretary of State Benson to defend our democracy and protect our water and health.”
The Michigan League of Conservation Voters, through its Conservation Voters of Michigan PAC executed its largest Our Water Our Vote campaign in organization history, raising and spending more than $4 million this cycle to elect clean water and democracy champions up-and-down the ballot. The campaign centered around protecting our drinking water from polluters and ensuring all Michiganders have clean air to breathe.
Through our Ballot Question Committee, Our Water Our Democracy, Michigan LCV also collected signatures and invested heavily in Promote the Vote 2022 (Proposal 2), which passed overwhelmingly with 58% of voters approving (with 79% of votes counted).