Clean Water Action Endorses Dan Kildee and Debbie Dingell for Congress

Monday, August 27, 2018

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsements of Dan Kildee and Debbie Dingell for re-election to Michigan’s 5th and 12th Congressional districts respectively.

“As congressional representatives, both Dan Kildee and Debbie Dingell have been outstanding advocates for our environment and the Great Lakes," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "From fighting for clean water in Flint, to standing against cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Kildee and Dingell have shown that they are willing and able to lead on critical issues affecting their constituents,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

Both Kildee and Dingell currently have 100% environmental voting records on key votes that have been tracked for inclusion in Clean Water Action’s upcoming federal scorecard. Kildee was instrumental in getting federal support and funding to address the Flint water crisis, and was one of the first lawmakers to address problems with Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. Dingell has been a leader in obtaining funding to address toxic algal bloom issues in southeast Michigan, and introduced the Climate Change Education Act which seeks to promote climate literacy in schools across the country.

“Both of these lawmakers have strong environmental track records, and we know that they have what it takes to stand up to the Trump administration’s dirty water agenda,” said Brady-Enerson. “We are proud to endorse their re-election campaigns and look forward to continuing our work with them in Congress. On November 6th, the choice is clear – Dan Kildee and Debbie Dingell for Congress.”


Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. Clean Water Action is Michigan’s largest grassroots conservation group with over 250,000 members across the state. Through direct advocacy and education we organize Michigan residents to protect the Great Lakes and our water resources. Learn more at

Sean McBrearty