US House, MI-12

Rashida Tlaib


  • Strong clean and safe drinking water champion as her district’s struggles with water quality and water access issues
  • Environmental justice champion 
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a 98% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard


  • In 2018, she became one of the first Muslim woman to serve in Congress
  • Member of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee and Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment within the House Oversight and Reform Committee
  • Holding this seat in Michigan will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

Candidate Background

Representative Rashida Tlaib is running for a fourth term to represent Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. In 2008, she was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives and served three terms, and in 2018 she became one of the first Muslim woman to serve in Congress. She has been a leader in addressing pollution in Detroit, including taking on the Koch brothers over toxic petcoke, and oil and trucking companies over air pollution. Since her election in 2018, she has passed an amendment putting frontline communities first by remediating toxic PFAS chemicals and passed historic amendments that would provide $23 billion to fully replace dangerous lead pipes, prioritizing communities facing environmental racism and protecting our kids from poisonous exposure. In Congress she will continue her focus on environmental justice issues. Representative Tlaib has earned an impressive lifetime score of 98% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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