Rashida Tlaib is a proven and passionate advocate for clean air and clean water for all, and served three terms as the state representative for one of Michigan’s most polluted zipcodes.
As a representative in the Michigan House, Tlaib fought against pollution in Detroit by opposing corporate polluters. She successfully advocated against the Koch Brothers for the removal of petcoke from Detroit’s riverfront and has held trucking companies accountable for air pollution in neighborhood streets. She was the first Muslim American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature.
In Congress, she will continue to advocate for her community and for environmental justice, by holding polluters accountable and fighting against the Trump Administration’s cuts to EPA funding. She is one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress.
Tlaib joins the U.S. House to fill the seat left by Representative John Conyers, who resigned from the House in December 2017, and earned an 82% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In her own words:
“I have always fought for my community’s right to clean air and water. Residents should have the right to live their daily lives without risking their health. I will continue to fight for a better quality of life for my community once in office.”
Source: LCVAF Press Release.