MDP Environmental Caucus Endorsement Questionnaire
Candidate Name *
Office Seeking *
Contact Information
Alignment with Mission
The mission of the Environmental Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) is to engage Michigan Citizens to be guardians of our water, land, air, and biospheres for the optimal public health of all. It is our strong belief that we will achieve this through environmental education, mitigation of human pollution, restoration of ecosystems, and promotion of environmental preservation policies. The MDP Environmental Caucus seeks to endorse candidates who champion this mission in their leadership, thoughts, and actions.
Please describe the status of policies you personally championed that support the mission of the MDP Environmental Caucus. What are the outcomes of those policies? *
Please describe any additional policies you would like to put in place that support the mission of the MDP Environmental Caucus. What steps would you take to see that these policies are adopted? *
Please describe any of your additional leadership activities that support the mission of the MDP Environmental Caucus. *
Do you believe Clean Water is a Human Right? *
Please describe any addition information as you feel appropriate.
Knowledge and Engagement with Local Issues
Can you list the key environmental challenges to water, land, air and biospheres in your district and local communities? *
What have you done to stop human pollution in your district and local community? *
What have you done to restore ecosystems in your district and local community? *
What have you done to promote environmental preservation policies in your district and local community? *
Environmental Education
What do you propose to do to educate and engage your constituents on issues such as:
Guarding our water, land, air and biospheres?
Strong environmental regulations in our Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy-State of Michigan (EGLE)?
Michigan’s strong collaboration within the Great Lakes Consortium?
Strong federal regulations in the Environmental Protection Agency and its Michigan office?
Fossil Fuels
Policy such as the Green New Deal, seeks to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. When do you think your constituency ought to reach the 100% net zero goal? *
Serious changes are essential to eliminate fossil fuel use. What changes would you make as an elected representative to transition your constituency to 100% renewable energy? *
Do you support the immediate removal of the Line 5 pipeline and oppose any new or replacement fossil fuel infrastructure under the Great Lakes? *
Please describe any addition information as you feel appropriate.
Banks are currently funding fossil fuels and pipelines. Divesting from banks and moving to credit unions should be a priority. What steps would you take to divest your constituencies monies from banks, and other fossil fuel investments in a timely manner? *
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