Chicago, IL (January 7, 2020) – Alliance for the Great Lakes President & CEO Joel Brammeier released the following statement in reaction to yesterday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol:

“What happened yesterday was a direct attack on American democracy. It is an outgrowth of ongoing desperate efforts by President Trump to disenfranchise voters. We condemn the white supremacy and racism that drove and was on display in this violent insurrection at the Capitol.

As a civic organization focused on advancing safe and clean water for all, we depend on the integrity of the democratic process to advance our work. Water should not be partisan, and neither should this moment.

As we said last year, social, racial, and economic justice are inseparable from environmental justice.

Advancing safe and clean water for all requires a strong democracy with duly elected leaders in Washington. The democratic process is under genuine threat, and we are committed to using our voice to support democracy.”

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Media contact: Jennifer Caddick, jcaddick@greatlakes.org