Join us to call for an end to lead poisoning in Michigan
Lead poisoning is entirely preventable, and ending lead poisoning in Michigan is an achievable goal. It is a top priority for us, and one we are sharing with the Michigan Legislature and state government leaders.
We invite you to join us in Lansing on March 14 to call for an end to lead poisoning in Michigan. Lead Education Day is your chance to let your Representative and Senator know that ending lead poisoning is a top priority for you too.
Through MEC Health Policy Director Tina Reynold's leadership of the Michigan Alliance for Lead Safe Homes (MIALSH), we are continuing our work to end lead poisoning in Michigan by advocating for policy changes to make homes lead safe.
What to Expect at Lead Education Day:
Parents, grandparents, health professionals, teachers and children's advocates will gather in Lansing to meet with lawmakers from across the state. You'll be grouped in teams with experts and educational materials, so you'll have all the support you need. Everyone is welcome!
- Breakfast of coffee & bagels and lunch is provided.
- Luncheon with a keynote speaker.
- Agenda and staging area details will be available soon to those who RSVP.
The MIALSH Lead Education Day is fun, educational and meaningful!
It is critical that our legislators hear from engaged Michiganders like you. Together, we can make lead poisoning a history lesson instead of heartbreaking news. RSVP today!
Our Policy Priorities:
- Requiring universal lead testing for all children in Michigan, where today only 20% of kids are tested for lead exposure.
- Requiring a lead clearance for residential properties before they are rented or sold.
- Making lead poisoning prevention an essential local public health service so health departments in every county have the necessary mandate and resources.
- Making sure rental units where children are lead-poisoned are made lead-safe or not rented again, period.
We urge you to let your Representative and Senator know that ending lead poisoning is a top priority for you. Join us on March 14 in the Capitol. RSVP today!
Can't come to Lansing on March 14? You can still learn about what's being done to address lead poisoning in the Capitol by attending this free webinar on March 8.