Abdul El-Sayed on Environment
Advocate for environmental justice on lead exposure
He's made a name for himself in Detroit as a leader in the fight for environmental justice, but the city's health chief has resigned to tackle his next challenge: a bid for governor.
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is pursuing the state's highest office on a platform that will be deeply rooted in his values of equity and inclusion.
In his tenure at the Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion , El-Sayed overhauled the city's troubled animal control office and emerged as an outspoken advocate for residents most impacted by higher rates of lead exposure and asthma.
He opposed Marathon Petroleum's controversial request to increase emissions in southwest Detroit and demanded a safer learning environment for city schoolchildren.
Source: The Detroit News on 2018 Michigan Gubernatorial race
, Feb 9, 2017
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