Clean Water Action Endorses Elissa Slotkin for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District

Monday, August 27, 2018

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Elissa Slotkin for Congress in Michigan’s 8th District.

“Here in Michigan, we need congressional representatives who understand and value the fact that our state is surrounded by over 20% of the world’s fresh water resources," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "We are confident that in Congress, Elissa Slotkin will advocate on behalf of our Great Lakes and stand firmly against the Trump administration’s dirty water agenda,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

Elissa Slotkin is running for the 8th Congressional District seat against incumbent Mike Bishop, who voted against the environment 96% of the time on key votes that have been tracked for inclusion in Clean Water Action’s upcoming federal scorecard. Bishop voted to remove stream and wetland protections, to fast track approval for oil and gas pipelines, and to make it easier for fossil fuel corporations to influence EPA’s scientific review process. In contrast, Slotkin advocates for rebuilding our water infrastructure, creating a national Pipeline Safety Task Force, and investing in renewable energy to create jobs and combat climate change.

“Elissa Slotkin understands the importance of protecting the Great Lakes and ensuring that Michigan residents have clean, affordable drinking water. She is a competent and capable leader who will stand up for the Great Lakes and our environment,” said Brady-Enerson. “We are proud to endorse her campaign and look forward to working with her in Congress. On November 6th, the choice is clear – Elissa Slotkin 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