LANSING – Sen. Adam Hollier (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-144, which extends water shut off protections through the end of the year for hand washing and sanitation purposes during the COVID-19 pandemic:
“Black and Brown families in Southeast Michigan have struggled the most because of this virus, but thanks to Gov. Whitmer’s tireless leadership, nearly 2,500 residents have had their water restored during the pandemic. It is my hope this order will allow many more families to have their water restored for sanitation purposes. As we know, hand washing is one of the best things we can do to protect ourselves from COVID-19 and other illnesses.
“I am grateful the governor and her administration have recognized the need for clean, affordable water for my constituents and others around Michigan. While this solution is a great start for the interim, I welcome anyone willing to partner with me and my colleagues to pass legislation that ensures water is, in fact, a human right.”
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