The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus (GLLC) is the leading binational organization of state and provincial legislators promoting the restoration, protection, economy, and sustainable use of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. The Caucus is organized around the guiding principle of assuring that the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River continue to provide a plentiful source of clean, affordable water to the region’s residents, businesses, and industries.
The GLLC’s mission is to strengthen the role of state and provincial legislators in the regional, national, and binational policymaking process by providing a forum to exchange good practices, ideas, and opportunities, and by advancing legislation to promote the restoration, protection, economy, and sustainable use of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River for current residents and future generations.
The GLLC is the only Great Lakes organization whose members have the ability to enact laws and appropriate funding at the state and provincial level.
Members collaborate to take the best science-based recommendations from studies and put them into practice in the eight states and two provinces that share the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. The members take this coordinated regional action because they understand that clean water is essential to support a healthy population, a thriving economy, and a well-functioning ecosystem. As the major source of water for communities located within the Great Lakes basin, the Great Lakes system is a vital resource in which the region’s residents all share a common interest.
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Interested in Becoming a GLLC Member?
Membership in the GLLC is open to all state and provincial legislators serving in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Québec, and Wisconsin. There is no cost to become a member — only benefits.