Press Release

"Let's Get to Work"

Statement from the Alliance for the Great Lakes on the Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris

January 20, 2021

Chicago, IL (January 20, 2021) – The Alliance for the Great Lakes congratulates and welcomes President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as they begin their historic term in office. We look forward to working with the new administration on the issues that matter to the Great Lakes and the region’s residents.

Ensuring all communities have access to clean drinking water, more important than ever in the midst of a global pandemic; rebuilding the region’s crumbling water infrastructure; and making sure that climate decisions are made through the lens of environmental justice should all be at the top of the federal agenda.

While this is certainly a moment that deserves celebration, Great Lakes residents and advocates have high expectations for this administration to deliver on their promises to voters. Let’s get to work.


Media contact: Jennifer Caddick,