MEDIA ADVISORY: Public will weigh in on water quality at first task force hearing
May 01, 2019
12-city tour to begin in Lancaster on May 8
MADISON – Water quality in Wisconsin has been suffering for years due to inaction, lack of enforcement, and prioritizing polluters over people. Now the public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the problems they face and how to protect our most important resource.
In February, Speaker Robin Vos announced the formation of a bipartisan Water Quality Task Force to address Wisconsin’s drinking water crisis. The task force held two informational hearings earlier this year. It is now beginning a statewide tour of public hearings.
The first of these is in Lancaster on May 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the Youth & Ag Building Auditorium, 916 E. Elm St.
WHAT: The first public hearing of the Water Quality Task Force. The official kick-off of the Water Quality Task Force public hearing tour, which will wind its way through a planned 12 cities in Wisconsin and offer the public an opportunity to weigh in on water quality issues affecting them and their communities.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Youth & Ag Building Auditorium, 916 E. Elm St., Lancaster
WHO: Citizens and organizations from across the state will have an opportunity to communicate their personal stories about water quality, express their specific concerns, and offer solutions and recommendations to a bipartisan task force comprised of legislators from all corners of Wisconsin.
VISUALS: Citizens speaking, legislators speaking, Youth & Ag Building Auditorium, the historic Grant County Courthouse in downtown Lancaster.
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Government Affairs Director Jennifer Giegerich, citizens, activists, lawmakers, local leaders.
For additional information
Contact Ryan Billingham, communications director, 608-208-1129 or firstname.lastname@example.org