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News from Progress Michigan

November 15, 2017

Contact: Sam Inglot,

Raquel Castañeda-López Named Legislator of the Month

Castañeda-López named for protecting children from pet coke pollution

LANSING — Progress Michigan has named Detroit City Council member Raquel Castañeda-López its Legislator of the Month for October. Castañeda-López worked tirelessly to pass a pet coke ordinance to protect the citizens of Detroit from pollution caused by industries that don’t properly store dangerous dust.

“Too often the work of local elected officials goes unnoticed. But, it’s important to highlight good work when elected officials like Raquel Castañeda-López stand up to big polluters and big money in politics,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “This ordinance is a good step towards letting polluters know that the health of our children is a higher priority than their bloated profits. We are proud to stand with Raquel and name her our Legislator of the Month.”

The Legislator of the Month award is given to an elected official who demonstrates a commitment to a government of the people, by the people and for the people.


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