DETROIT — This Thursday and Friday, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), together with the U.S. House Get the Lead Out Caucus and local advocates, will lead a statewide congressional tour to Benton Harbor, Flint, Pontiac, and Wayne County Communities to highlight the importance of clean drinking water. This tour will be the inaugural field event for the newly-formed bipartisan Get the Lead Out Caucus, co-led by Congressmembers Tlaib, Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Lisa Blount-Rochester (DE-At Large), and Peter Meijer (MI-03). The goal of the caucus is to raise awareness around the issue of lead in our nation’s drinking water and to advance resources to remove every lead service line in the country.
The tour aims to highlight communities and residents across the state who have been engaged around the need to remove lead service lines and lead from drinking water. The tour will travel to Benton Harbor, Flint, Pontiac, Highland Park, Hamtramck, and Dearborn Heights. Members of the Biden Administration and the House Energy and Commerce Committee will be in attendance as well.
There are two press conferences scheduled during the tour.
Interested members of media should RSVP with Denzel McCampbell via email.
U.S. House Get the Lead Out Caucus Michigan tour on the need to replace lead service lines and have clean drinking water for all
U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib
U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee
U.S. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence
U.S. House Get the Lead Out Caucus
State and local elected officials
Members of the Biden Administration
**Please note that not all Members of Congress will attend every stop**
Thursday, June 2nd and Friday, June 3rd
The tour will travel to Benton Harbor, Flint, Pontiac, Highland Park, Hamtramck, Detroit, and Dearborn Heights.
Press conferences will take place in Benton Harbor at the Benton Harbor High School at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 2nd and in Highland Park at Parker Village at 1p.m. on Friday, June 3rd.
Members of media interested in attending a press conference or a stop on the tour should RSVP with Denzel McCampbell via email. Further details will be provided upon RSVP.