FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lead-Free NJ Statement on Passage of the
Federal Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Bill
Tasha Humphrey | Lead-Free New Jersey program manager
TRENTON, Nov. 12, 2021 — The co-chairs of Lead–Free NJ released the following statement on passage of the federal infrastructure package, which will provide New Jersey with funding to replace lead water pipes:
Lead-Free NJ was founded in 2021 as an equitable and inclusive collaborative. The organization works to ensure that New Jersey’s children are free from lead poisoning and that our environment is lead-safe by advocating for changes to state and local policy. Lead-Free NJ seeks to eliminate racial and economic inequities by focusing on legacy lead hazards in low-income communities and/or communities of color, while also creating the conditions for children to be free from lead poisoning statewide.