A letter in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative fiscal year 2018 funding is circulating in the House of Representatives.  We’re urging Representatives in the Great Lakes region to sign on to urge President Trump to include $300 million in his FY 2018 budget. The deadline is tomorrow, February 7th – we hope that Coalition members and partners can make calls to Representatives asking that they sign on to this letter. The letter is being circulated by Reps. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), David Joyce (R-Ohio), and Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.).

There are 19 sign-ons so far: Reps. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Rick Nolan (D-Minn.), Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Ron Kind (D-Wis.), Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.), Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.), Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.), Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)

Please thank your members if they’ve signed on! The Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121 will direct you to your member.

Offices should contact: Rose Luttenberger with Rep. Levin (rose.luttenberger@mail.house.gov) or Chris Cooper with Rep. Joyce (chris.cooper@mail.house.gov) to sign on.