***Media Advisory*** Elected Officials Support Community Call for Benefits with new Bridge

For Immediate Release

Saturday, March 16, 2019 

***Media Advisory***

Contact: 

Stephanie Chang SChang@senate.michigan.gov 313-806-2466
Mariana Martinez: mcmartinez@detroitmi.gov 313-338-9861; 313-757-1039

Elected Officials Support Community Call for Benefits with new Bridge

Rep. Tlaib, Senator Chang, Councilwoman Castañeda-López speak out on Howe Bridge project

DETROIT – Southwest Detroit community members who will be directly affected by the Gordie Howe International Bridge are getting support from members of Congress, the Michigan Legislature and Detroit City Council in their call for key quality of life protections in the bridge project’s community benefits plan. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, State Senator Stephanie Chang, and Detroit City Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda-López will host residents at a press conference urging support for critical programs to address the well-being of this vulnerable community. Peoples Community Services will host the press conference Saturday at 4:00 p.m. The community needs the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority to deliver on a list of much needed protections for the community that cover crucial areas of public health, housing, jobs, education and more.

Who:

Residents directly affected by the Gordie Howe Bridge project

Rashida Tlaib, U.S. Representative, 13th Congressional District

Stephanie Chang, Michigan State Senator, District 1

Raquel Castañeda-López, Detroit City Councilmember, District 6

Dr. Cassandra Montgomery, director, Delray Neighborhood House, People’s Community Services

Angie Reyes, executive director, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

What: 
Press Conference – Community calls for Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority to invest in protections for host community

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019 4:00 p.m.

Where:
Delray Neighborhood House – People’s Community Services, 420 S Leigh St, Detroit, MI 48209

Visuals: People with signs calling for community benefits, poster images of community program ideas – green buffers, critical home repairs, health screenings, school air filtration program

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