Even In A Tough Year, Strong Citizen Voices Can Score Some Wins For Great Lakes

“Despite a tumultuous political landscape, Great Lakes champions like you accomplished some pretty amazing things.”

A 2017 Wrap-Up Message from the Alliance for the Great Lakes, a citizens advocacy group with members across the Great Lakes region

Posted December 31st, 2017 on Niagara At Large

2017 is wrapping up and we’re spending the last few weeks of the year looking back on everything you accomplished for the Great Lakes. This week, we’re highlighting advocacy wins and all the ways our supporters championed the Great Lakes.

You, our constituents, sent tens of thousands of emails, letters and petition signatures to decision makers in 2017.  You told your stories and raised your voices to protect the Great Lakes, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have you on our team—check it out!

  • 2017 Advocacy Wins:This has been a challenging year for advocacy. Despite a tumultuous political landscape, Great Lakes champions like you accomplished some pretty amazing things. From defending against Asian carp, to advocating for a clean Lake Erie, to winning full funding for Great Lakes restoration—you are our Great Lakes heroes!
  • Algae contamination in Lake Erie – one of the challenges residents across the bi-national Great Lakes continue to face.

  • Standpoint Series:This year, we decided to take some time to really lay out the issues and give you, our supporters, an inside look at how we think about protecting the Great Lakes. This collection of articles is meant to offer a deeper look at the work that you make possible. The Standpoint Series will continue in 2018, so catch up now and start the year off with a fresh perspective on Great Lakes protection.

Thanks for your hard work, strong voice and steadfast commitment to the Great Lakes. This work would not be possible without you. Happy New Year!

Alliance for the Great Lakes staff

About the Alliance for the Great Lakes – The Alliance for the Great Lakes works to protect the Great Lakes for today and tomorrow. We involve tens of thousands of people each year in advocacy, volunteering, education, and research to ensure the lakes are healthy and safe for all.

Our staff are headquartered in Chicago, with field offices in Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee. Our Board of Directors represent a wide range of interests and expertise from around the Great Lakes region.

To learn more about the Alliance and its efforts to protect the Great Lakes, click onhttps://greatlakes.org/ .

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 “A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

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