As COVID-19 infections and deaths soar, nearly 800,000 Michiganders are at risk of not having access to water for handwashing and other purposes during the pandemic.
Dear Fellow DJJ Leaders,
As COVID-19 infections and deaths soar, nearly 800,000 Michiganders are at risk of not having access to water for handwashing and other purposes during the pandemic. Substitute Senate Bill 241, introduced by Sen. Stephanie Chang, will require restoration of water to households where water has been shut off and establish a moratorium on any shut offs during the pandemic. There is growing bi-partisan support for this bill, but with only weeks left to go in this term, it is CRUCIAL that Republican senators hear loudly and robustly from the citizens of Michigan both as to the bill itself and its urgency.
We have everything you need to take action NOW. Please communicate with as many Republican senators as you are able.
- Who to contact -- click here to find a list of Republican senators, their contact info, AND the number of households in their individual respective districts who are at risk of water insecurity.
- What to say -- click here to find a sample email that you may use to email or call Republican senators (Democrats already support the legislation).
Don't wait to take this action - even if we are successful in getting the bill passed in the Senate, it will then have to go to the state House. Between COVID-19 and the holidays, there are limited days left in the term for action to be taken by both chambers. Time for action is of the essence.
With your help, we can ensure that hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Michigan families and individuals have access to water during the pandemic for their protection as well as the public health.