Payne, Baraka, Rice to Hold Press Conference Calling for Testing for Lead in School Drinking Water

Apr 8, 2016 Issues: Local Issues

Newark, N.J. On Monday, April 11, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) will lead a press conference to call on Congress to pass the TEST for Lead Act, legislation he recently introduced to test drinking water in schools for lead contamination.

The TEST for Lead Act, or Transparent Environment in School Testing for Lead Act (H.R.4879), would require states to help schools test for lead if those states receive federal funding for safe water programs. Click here for PDF of the bill.

WHO:                  

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10)                                

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka                                

State Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-28)

WHAT:                

A press conference on lead-contaminated water at local schools and Congressman Payne, Jr.’s TEST for Lead Act.

WHEN:                

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM

WHERE:               

LeRoy F. Smith, Jr. Public Safety Building

60 Nelson Place

Newark, NJ 07102

(In front of the statue of Congressman Donald M. Payne, Sr.)                          

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