MIALSH



We're back at it. MIALSH advocates are testifying at the Michigan Capitol in support of state funding for lead poisoning prevention this spring. You can help too! Contact tina@environmentalcouncil.org to get plugged in with calls and letter writing to your representative and senators.


Welcome New Members!! Thank You For Your Support!!



TriterraThomas Carpenter
Ampro Construction
Dawn Winther
Kevin Ushery
Linnie Peterson
Cannon Construction 
Ashley Ciaffone 
Paulette Smith
Ann Mueller 
Barry Brown
Levi Iroha
Steven Leggat 
Eleanor Potter 
Angelo Bateast 
Finis Adams 
Freelance Environmental/Tri-tech
Builders Unlimited
Dale Brown
Residential Contractors 
Ken Holton
Viv Jaunnis 
Joe Fehler 
Midwest Builders 
John Bowen
Deborah Skalecki
Ken Priest 
Greentree Environmental
Waylon Sanford 
Debbie Murray 
Barbara Kimmel
Ian Smith
We Dare to Care 
Matthew Baird 
Rick Bremer
Benjamin Cano
Stephanie Horn
Donnez Hemphill
Probe Environmental
Daniel Pauzos





WE DID IT!

GOVERNOR RICK SNYDER SIGNS FY 2013-2014 BUDGET WITH $1.28 MILLION NEW DOLLARS FOR LEAD ABATEMENT EFFORTS


Governor Snyder signed into law HB 4328 (now Public Act 59 of 2013), the general budget bill for FY 13-14, which includes $1,280,300 new dollars for lead abatement!  

Congratulations to all of you for your hard work!  This is a great first step in MIALSH’S efforts to keep all children lead-free!  

 PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO THANK OUR HARDWORKING CHAMPIONS. TOGTHER WE WILL CONTINUE FIGHTING FOR LEAD-FREE FUTURES FOR MICHIGAN KIDS. 

Many legislators and legislative staff supported efforts to increase funding, and should be thanked. But first, the following individuals deserve special thanks! As soon as possible, please send an email, letter, handwritten note or card to each of our biggest champions: 

Senator Bruce Caswell, The Honorable Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Matt Lori, Rep. Thomas Stallworth, Rep. Robert VerHuelen, The Honorable Vincent Gregory, The Honorable John Moolenaar , The Honorable Roger Kahn, The Honorable David Hildenbrand, Mrs. Karla Ruest (formerly Garcia), Legislative Liaison, MI Department of Community Health, AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST: The Honorable Rick Snyder.


    - Jean Doss and Tina Reynolds








Tina Reynolds Presents at MPSC Energy Optimization Collaborative on 10/15/
13

Tina was invited to this meeting to present on lead poisoning prevention and to discuss the FY 2013-2014 boilerplate that directs the MPSC (Michigan Public Service Commission) to work with the DCH (Department of Community Health) to pool funding for replacing windows in homes that are in need of lead abatement with energy efficiency/weatherization dollars.  A great, productive discussion was had and Tina fielded many questions from DTE, Consumers Energy, Municipal providers, co-ops, energy contractors, community action agencies and others .  As of right now it's not clear if there are resources within the energy efficiency community to help with lead paint remediation, but the dialogue among groups will certainly continue.
 






Michigan Department of Community Health host
2013 Lead Abatement Contractor, Risk Assessor,
and Trainer Workshop


Michigan Environmental Council's Tina Reynolds & Kim Rustem
recruiting new members to join the MIALSH Coalition





Lead poisoning is 100% preventable with the proper knowledge.

Lead-based paint is the #1 environmental health hazard for young children today. In homes built before 1978, lead paint was commonly used on window frames, doors, and walls. These accessible surfaces are still dangerous sources of lead even years after the paint has dried. If they have not been properly abated, even clean, modern homes pose a lead threat.
 


 
MILASH group testifying Frburary 2014